.filter syntax

I am trying to apply a filter to a date field [ContactDate] on a datasheet subform based on a date field in the main form tmpDateFilter.

Both fields are date fields and there are definitely records that match the date entered on the main form.  I am trying the following but although the datasheet subform does filter - it returns an empty list.  Can anyone see what I have got wrong here.

    With Forms!CC_ContactRecords_MainForm!CC_ContactRecordsList.Form
        .Filter = "[ContactDate] = #" & Me.TmpDateFilter & "#"
        .FilterOn = True
    End With
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Dale FyeCommented:
Try:

 .Filter = "[ContactDate] >= #" & Me.TmpDateFilter & "# AND " _
            & "[ContactDate] < #" & DateAdd("d", 1, cdate(me.TmpDateFilter)) & "#"

or:

.Filter = "DateValue([ContactDate]) = #" & me.TmpDateFilter & "#"
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PerksPAuthor Commented:
Thank you

The first option still gives an empty list and I'm afraid that the second is giving a Data Type mismatch error.

The table that runs the main form is a local table, the table that runs the subform is a linked table.  Would this throw anything out?
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Dale FyeCommented:
Try building the criteria string separately, then printing it to the immediate window.

strCriteria = "DateValue([ContactDate]) = #" & me.TmpDateFilter & "#"
debug.print strCriteria
.Filter = strCriteria
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PerksPAuthor Commented:
Thank you

However, that is also returning a data type mismatch error.  Did I put it in the right place?

Dim strcriteria As String
strcriteria = "DateValue([ContactDate]) = #" & Me.TmpDateFilter & "#"
Debug.Print strcriteria

    With Forms!CC_ContactRecords_MainForm!CC_ContactRecordsList.Form
        .Filter = strcriteria
        .FilterOn = True
    End With
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Dale FyeCommented:
put a breakpoint on the line that starts:

With Forms!

Then you should be able to see what strCriteria looks like and determine what is happening.  

Are you certain that TmpDateFilter is a valid control name?
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PerksPAuthor Commented:
Yes, I have checked and double checked that as I thought it must be where I was going wrong.

[ContactDate] = #12/09/2014#

this is what is showingi n the immediate window.  That is the same date as is in the tmpDateFilter field so it looks as though it is picking that up.
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
It's the format of the string where month and day gets mixed up.
This will Work:

    With Forms!CC_ContactRecords_MainForm!CC_ContactRecordsList.Form
         .Filter = "[ContactDate] = #" & Format(Me.TmpDateFilter, "yyyy\/mm\/dd") & "#"
         .FilterOn = True
    End With

or:

    With Forms!CC_ContactRecords_MainForm!CC_ContactRecordsList.Form
         .Filter = "[ContactDate] = DateValue(" & Me.TmpDateFilter & ")"
         .FilterOn = True
    End With

/gustav
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PerksPAuthor Commented:
That is fantastic - thank you so much!

I would never have worked that out however many hours I had spent on it.
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You are welcome!

/gustav
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