Using Input Box to add Parameter to Query

Posted on 2014-10-24
Last Modified: 2014-10-24
I have some VBA in Access that runs a query. I want the user to enter a date in an inputbox in order to filter that query.

How do I do that?

I have coded the input box, and that is working. I have Dim'd rptdate as Date and set that equal to what the user puts into the inputbox.

But my SQL is set to just to the name of the query I am using.

Previously, I put the parameter directly into the query in the query builder, but now I want the user to be able to choose.

The Query name is "qry_TO."  I am not sure how to work in what the user enters into the box into the query.

My apologies if this isn't reading clearly. So tired!
Question by:Megin
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

Anthony Berenguel earned 500 total points
ID: 40402860
1. In VBA, create a function that returns the user input.
2. In the query, qry_TO, enter the name of the function in the criteria field for the relevant column.
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Eric Sherman
ID: 40402862
Can you post your code or load up a sample db that shows your exact steps?

LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Eric Sherman
ID: 40402878
Without seeing your db ... The easiest approach would be to update the query sql using VBA as shown below if you already have the date you want stored in the variable rptdate.

Dim qdf As QueryDef
Set qdf = CurrentDb.QueryDefs("qry_TO")
qdf.SQL = "SELECT * FROM YourTableName WHERE YourDateField = #" & rptdate & "#;"

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

LVL 120

Expert Comment

by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 40402898
what version of access are you using?
LVL 120

Expert Comment

by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 40402975
if you are using A2007 or higher, you can use the Tempvars collection

open your query "qry_TO" in design view

in the date field that you are filtering, place this line in the criteria

Field  :  [nameOfDateField]

criteria : TempVars!varDate

now modify the codes for the input box you are using to;

Tempvars.add "varDate", InputBox("Enter Date")

docmd.openquery "qry_TO"

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40403056
This worked great! Thank you!!!
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Anthony Berenguel
ID: 40403068
Awesome! I'm glad you're all sorted out :) Enjoy your weekend!


Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

As tax season makes its return, so does the increase in cyber crime and tax refund phishing that comes with it
Access custom database properties are useful for storing miscellaneous bits of information in a format that persists through database closing and reopening.  This article shows how to create and use them.
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question