Hiding Fields in Access 2007 SubForm

Posted on 2014-02-24
Last Modified: 2014-02-26
I have an Access 2007 form, that contains a sub-form, and I would like to hide a field that is part of the sub-form.  I have the field defined on the sub-form because it is retrieved as part of a query that is used to populate the sub-form.  I need the field there to serve as an index to another table, if someone clicks / double clicks on a line on the sub-form.  I have set the field as Visible --> NO, but that doesn't seem to do it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Question by:tpigielski
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Expert Comment

ID: 39883432
Setting the visible property to No is the correct method if you never want the control to be visible.  Do you have code that is resetting the .visible property?

Author Comment

ID: 39883962
I'm not using any code...I'm just setting the control properties in the "properties" window for the control
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Expert Comment

ID: 39884001
There are two form views.  Form View and Layout View.  The field should be hidden in Form View and visible in Layout View.

I make the background of my "hidden" fields something bright and obnoxious like yellow.  That way, they stand out like a sore thumb if they are unhidden for some reason.
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Author Comment

ID: 39886825
Perhaps I wasn't clear enough in my explanation, but this is what I needed to do to make the fields hidden:

    Forms!frmsearchforperson!StudentListSubform.Form.Student_ID.ColumnHidden = True
    Forms!frmsearchforperson!LeadsListSubform.Form.Customer_ID.ColumnHidden = True


Author Comment

ID: 39888737
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for tpigielski's comment #a39886825

for the following reason:

Other answers did not solve my problem
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Accepted Solution

PatHartman earned 400 total points
ID: 39887299
If you had told us the subform was a datasheet view, we might have been able to answer the question.  Datasheet forms work differently from other form types.

Also, FYI, the field doesn't have to be bound to a control on the subform in order to be usable in VBA.  Only reports require the fields to be bound to controls and that is only because behind the scenes, Access rewrites your report RecordSource and eliminates all columns that are not bound to controls.

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