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Posted on 2014-02-05
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I am using the below code that is working great (thanks to your guys help). The issue is when it references the "Me.DateRecorded", it works if I have that actual field on the form. I would rather not have that in the field. The form is a subform of another that lists the DateRecorded. It is redundant (and space consuming) to have that value listed twice.

The value comes from a query titled "Booking Details Extended". The parent form that it is a subform of is titles "Bookings subform" (that is because it is still a subform to another main form). In essance, there are 3 levels of subforms.

Can I reference that date field without putting it on my actual form?



Private Sub ItemPrice_BeforeUpdate(Cancel As Integer)
Dim strCorrectPassword As String

strCorrectPassword = Abs(Me.BookNumber - 1111) * 2

If Me.DateRecorded < Date - 1 Then    'Reads in a date field on your from called "Some Date"
    If InputBox("Enter Password") <> strCorrectPassword Then 'Compares passwords
        Cancel = True
        MsgBox "Change not allowed without valid password.", vbOKOnly
        Me.ItemPrice.Undo 'undo recent change to this field
        Exit Sub
    End If
End If
End Sub
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To refer to a control on a subform, use the following syntax:

Forms![main form name]![subform control name].Form![control name]
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by:PatHartman
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Yes you can refer to a control on a subform using the syntax Macro suggested BUT, do you know what you are getting?

A form can have only a single current record and when you reference a control, you are referencing the value for the current record.  If the subform is continuous, it essentially contains many records and the one you will ALWAYS be referring to is the first record in the subform's RecordSource.  There is no way to refer to any other instance using this method.  You would need to manipulate the subform's RecordSource clone to move to any different instance.  If referencing only the first record works for you then your schema is probably incorrect and the date doesn't belong in that table but rather in a parent table.
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by:cansevin
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Thanks!
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by:PatHartman
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Perhaps once you have more than one record in the subform you'll understand the problem.
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