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I'm working on a new project to create a receiving database for our warehouse.  I have a form with a location textbox.  What I would like is to be able to double click on the text box and have it open a form that lists all my storage locations in a grid or using individual buttons for the locations.  I'd like to be able to select one or more locations and have them populate the location on the first form.  Also to change the color of the buttons to show them as in use.  I can open the form but I can't seem to get the syntax correct to send even one location back to the original form.  I'm trying to use the set property value macro function but I can also use VBA if someone can suggest a way to do this.

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I'd like to be able to select one or more locations and have them populate the location on the first form.
Are you really trying to put multiple values into a single column?  Can you post pictures of both forms?
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I'll do better than that.  I'll attach the sample DB I'm using to figure this out.  Form 1 is the main for.  double click on Location and form 2 opens.  I'm trying to have the caption of the buttons set as the location on form 1.  I can't get even one button to work much less multiple locations.  However multiple locations is what I'll eventually need.

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With no data, ..it is difficult to see what you are after here...
Can you post a "working" sample database?

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This is all I have.  I'm just trying to workout how to set the value of the location box on Form1 from a button on Form2.

Clicking on the button A1 on form 2 should set the value in the location text box on Form1 to A1.
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Clicking on the button A1 on form 2 should set the value in the location text box on Form1 to A1.
Then you are using the incorrect terminology.

To do what you are asking does not require "Set Property" at all,...

All you need is something like this on the button:
Private Sub CmdA1_Click()
    Forms!Form1!Location = Me.CmdA1.Caption
End Sub

...obviously, ...both forms need to be opened in order for this to work...

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If you need this to be cumulative for multiple buttons, ...use something like this:

Private Sub CmdA1_Click()
    Forms!Form1!Location = Forms!Form1!Location & " " & Me.CmdA1.Caption
End Sub

Private Sub CmdA2_Click()
    Forms!Form1!Location = Forms!Form1!Location & " " & Me.CmdA2.Caption
End Sub

Private Sub CmdA3_Click()
    Forms!Form1!Location = Forms!Form1!Location & " " & Me.CmdA3.Caption
End Sub

Private Sub CmdA4_Click()
    Forms!Form1!Location = Forms!Form1!Location & " " & Me.CmdA4.Caption
End Sub

Private Sub CmdA5_Click()
    Forms!Form1!Location = Forms!Form1!Location & " " & Me.CmdA5.Caption
End Sub


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