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How do I pass a value from a Main report to its subreport?

I have a Main report which generates 20 different reports. Within Private Sub Report_OnOpen, a BuildTempTable sub is called with the type of report passed as an input parameter. (See code below). The record source for the Main report is the Temp table. The Main Report is grouped by ReportType. Within the footer section of ReportType, I need a subreport. This subreport's recordsource is set based on the ReportType being processed.

My question: How do I pass the ReportType to the subreport. I have set the Parent/Child connection between the Main/sub report to be ReportType. The subreport has processing within its Report_OnOpen event, dependent on the ReportType.

private Sub BuildTempTableForMainReport(Type as String)
if Type = "A" then
   db.execute "INSERT INTO TempTable (ReportType,......) VALUES ('" & Type & ......
elseif Type = "B" then
  db.execute "INSERT INTO Temp....
elseif .....

End if

Private Sub MainReport_OnOpen()

  call BuildTempTableForMainReport("A")
  call BuildTempTableForMainReport("B")

End sub

'''''''''''' Within subreport
private Sub SubReport_OnOpen()
if ReportType="A" then
  me.recordsource = .....
elseif ReportType = "B" then
  me.recordsource = ......
end if
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mbizupCommented:
The trouble you are running into likely has to do with Access's order of events.

Subreports (and subforms) load *before* their parent objects.  See this for details:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/order-of-events-for-database-objects-HP005186761.aspx

How are you informing your main report of the ReportType?

You will need to make that information available to your subreport *before* the main report loads.
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