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I have a mainform with an Object called [parttype’ and a subform form with an object called [DiscPL1] and need to do some conditional formatting on [DiscPL1] if [Partype] file’s value is  like “Extended”.
I am using the “conditional formatting” function in MS Access 2007.  Below is what I have that isn’t working.  
IIF ([Forms]![frmMainForm]![[parttype] Like "Extended",[DiscPL1].BackColor  = #ED1C24)

Could I please get help in getting the [DiscPL1] object to change the back color from blue to red if the condition is meet.  thanks
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Question by:deefel
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By Like, do you mean containing the word Extended?


- Right-click the DiscPL1 control in design view and select "Conditional formatting..."

- Select "Expression IS " from the drop down list

- Enter the following expression in the textbox provided:

     
  Instr(1, [Forms]![frmMainForm]![[parttype], "Extended") > 0

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- Then select the color you want to see when that condition is met.
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If you want part type to exactly match the word "Extended", then use this for your expression instead:

[Forms]![frmMainForm]![[parttype] =  "Extended"

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