• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 917
  • Last Modified:

How to requery a form which is on another form

I have a form on which I set a range of criteria and I have three queries which use those criteria to select three sets of data from a table named tblTasks. I created three forms based on these three queries and added them to the main selection form.
I added a "Update Results" control to the main form.
My problem is now to program the "Update Results" control to update the three embedded forms on the main form.

The main form is "frmTasksSelect"
The other three forms are frmTasksInArrears, frmTasksForToday and frmTasksForFuture (They are copies of each other, but are based on different queries.) The queries gives the correct results.

One way that I tried was:

Forms![frmTasksSelect]![frmTasksInArrears].Requery
Forms![frmTasksSelect]![frmTasksForToday].Requery
Forms![frmTasksSelect]![frmTasksForFuture].Requery

Open in new window



I keep on getting error messages like "can't find the field 'frmTasksInArrears' referred to in your expression.
However the second line does not give that error.

I have checked the names over and over.

When I open the forms seperately they work fine. I just can't get them to update (requery) while they are embedded on the main form.

Can you see any problem?
0
Fritz Paul
Asked:
Fritz Paul
1 Solution
 
PatHartmanCommented:
Include the .Form property in the reference.
Forms![frmTasksSelect].Form![frmTasksInArrears].Requery
Forms![frmTasksSelect].Form![frmTasksForToday].Requery
Forms![frmTasksSelect].Form![frmTasksForFuture].Requery

Open in new window

0
 
Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Also be sure that you've got the names of the Subform CONTROLS correct. Depending on how you embed the form, Access will name the Subform Control differently.

If you drag a Subform control to the form, and then set the SourceObject in the designer, then Access will name it something like "SubformControl1".

If you drag/drop a form onto another form, Access will add the Subform Control, and will generally name it to match the name of the Form being used as a Subform.
0
 
Fritz PaulAuthor Commented:
Scott thanks, the "source object" was correct, but it was the "Name" that was skew. Thanks for the advice. I wasted so much time on this issue. I did check the "source object", but did not consider the Name.
I love EE.
0

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now