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I have a number of queries that are created dynamically based on client/model. i can  create lists of those no problem. What I am unsure of is how to create the subforms and get them onto a master form.

so for example:

Access has done its work and created two queries:
QryAbi3Series
QryCap3Series

so I want to align the two (in this case) subforms next to each other on the master form.

That bit I am struggling to implement is if i had two sets of models (or more):
QryAbi3Series
QryCap3Series      for info these show all bmw 3 series models for these two clients

QryAbiCClass
QryCapCClass          for info these show all mercedes CClass models for these two clients


I would need a combo on the master form that would then allow me to choose which model set.


not sure how to inplement that.

I am in vba
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The usual approach is to do a subform for each and keep them hiidden.

Then, based on the combo selection, make the appropriate one(s) visible.

Jim.
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will it matter that the recordsource in this case the queries being dynamically created will effectively change their name whilst processing?
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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I'm not quite sure I follow.   Let me make a few comments and see if it makes it clearer:

When working with subforms:

1. You can change the recordsource.  This is typically done when you have identical tables, and want to switch between them keeping the same controls.

2. You use multiple subforms and hide/unhide as needed.   You do this when the controls/layout needs to change.  

3. You can within a single subform, change the recordsource and hide / unhide controls to handle cases where the controls/layout need to change (like #2), but in general it's far easier to simply use multiple subforms.

 Not sure if that helps or not...

Jim.
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ok i will experiment around that advice
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