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Hi, i would like to know if its possible to call the built-in filters which access uses for tables  \queries for forms
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I'm not sure what you mean by "call the built-in filters".  Do you mean the drop-down filters in the header cells of a datasheet view?  And you want to "call" them from VBA code?

I don't think you can do this, and it makes no sense to do it.  This filter selection mechanism is part of the user interface and requires the user to make choices.  It makes no sense to automate it from code.

Of course, you can do a similar thing through code by setting the form filter - for example:
    Me.Filter = "[DateField]>=DateSerial(Year(Date(), 1, 1)"
    Me.FilterOn = True ' show this year's records only

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Best wishes,
Graham Mandeno [Access MVP 1996-2014]
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Got you, i were just lazzzzy to built one myself !
thanks
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LOL!  Glad to help :-)
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