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# Multiple checkbox operation...

There are chkbox1, chkbox2, chkbox3, etc. doing some operation shown down below.

Question : Is there a way to simplify this code using something like:

= fnUpdateChkeBoxes("chkbox1")
= fnUpdateChkeBoxes("chkbox2")
= fnUpdateChkeBoxes("chkbox3")

That goes on the click events of the respective check boxes to call:

Function fnUpdateChkeBoxes(strChek As String)

val_chkbox1 = chkbox1
val_chkbox2 = chkbox2
val_chkbox3 = chkbox3

End Function

but ignoring check box in the parameter strChek?

Thank you.

``````'Simplified version:
Sub chkbox1_Click()

If chkbox1 = True Then
' val_chkbox1 = chkbox1       '<-- this one ignore
val_chkbox2 = chkbox2
val_chkbox3 = chkbox3
.
.
End if

End Sub

Sub chkbox2_Click()

If chkbox1 = True Then
'val_chkbox1 = chkbox1
'val_chkbox2 = chkbox2    '<-- this one ignore
val_chkbox3 = chkbox3
.
.
End if

End Sub

Sub chkbox3_Click()

If chkbox3 = True Then
'val_chkbox1 = chkbox1
val_chkbox2 = chkbox2
'val_chkbox3 = chkbox3   '<-- this one ignore
.
.
End if

End Sub
``````
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Mike Eghtebas
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1 Solution

Commented:
call a sub with a param (1,2 or 3) depending on which box is checked.
e.g.

Sub chkbox1_Click()
If chkbox1 = True Then testSub  1

sub testSub (chk as long)
if chk = 1 then
val_chkbox2 = chkbox2
val_chkbox3 = chkbox3
end if
if chk = 2 then   val_chkbox3 = chkbox3
if chk = 3 then   val_chkbox2 = chkbox2
end sub
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Database and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
re> call a sub with a param (1,2 or 3) depending on which box is checked

There are no 1, 2, 3s to call. I have to have full name of the check box. Checkbox1, 2, 3 are used just for illustration.

Also, if I have 30 check boxes, then I have to have 30 if statements. I want to simplify if possible.

Thanks,

Mike
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Commented:
try using

me.activecontrol.name
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Commented:
if you want to process an event (chkbox click) you will need to call the function from the event.

e.g.
Sub chkbox1_Click()
If chkbox1 = True Then testSub  1
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Commented:
try using

me.activecontrol.name

or

screen.activecontrol.name

or just
screen.activecontrol

depending on how you call it in the sub/function
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Commented:
I wonder why you have 30 checkboxes.  Perhaps you should consider normalizing the schema.

Having a single sub to process 30 checkboxes isn't simplification.  You would need a huge case statement to sort out the source of the click and do what ever is required for that particular checkbox.

If you're going to stick with the 30 options, perhaps a multi-select list box would be simpler to program.  There the user could simulate clicks by selecting various rows.  Your code could loop through the selections and process them but again, if you are doing something different for each checkbox, you should have a separate procedure.

The Switchboard form (circa 2003) does something like this but in that case they have 8 buttons any one of which could perform about 10 functions with various arguments.   The way the switchboard form works, you don't care what button was pressed.  You only care which of the 10 options that button is supposed to perform.  Your description sounds like you have 30 buttons doing 30 things.  There is no logical way to group them.  It would be simpler to just let them do their own thing.
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Database and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Rey Obrero,

I like me.activecontrol.name, etc. solution.
``````Function fnUpdateChkeBoxes(strChek As String)

If me.activecontrol.name <> "chkbox1" Then val_chkbox1 = chkbox1
If me.activecontrol.name <> "chkbox2" Then val_chkbox2 = chkbox2
If me.activecontrol.name <> "chkbox3" Then val_chkbox3 = chkbox3

End Function
``````

I tried and it works,

PatHartman,
I am very picky in making sure tables are normalized. However, these check boxes are used for conditional formatting purpose etc. and also I have limited freedom to do what I want in this project.
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