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This is probably something mind-blowingly simple (or so I hope) but my brain is fried right now and I'm asking for an assist...

Have three forms:
FormS1
FormW1
FormSub

FormSub is a form subform in BOTH FormS1 and FormW1.  

In FormS1, I need ALL fields of FormSub displayed in a Datasheet view.
In FormW1, I need TWO fields of FormSub HIDDEN in the datasheet view.

How do I either:
Detect which form is the parent from FormSub (then I can easily use ColumnHidden = True/False)
*OR*
Set the fields' ColumnHidden value in FormSub to True/False FROM the parent form.

I cannot seem to figure out how to reference the form!  I would have thought Form!FormSub.Field.ColumnHidden = True or Me!FormSub.Field.ColumnHidden = True but that doesn't seem to be working for me...

your assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Question by:Lee W, MVP
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Kelvin Sparks earned 500 total points
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I think it is
Form!formName!SubformName.Form!columnName.ColumnHidden = True (if it will allow that to happen)

Kelvin
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Using some trial and error and inspiration from your comment and a sudden rememberance of my own debugging skills, I ended up with the following that worked:

Me![Sub Form Name].Form!SubForm2.Form.ColumnName.ColumnHidden = True

Convoluted and I would have preferred Access recognize things... but it didn't.

Thanks for the inspiration.
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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you could probably have used the subforms Load event with something like:

me.ColumnName.ColumnHidden = (me.parent.Name = "FormW1")
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