use data from one form to use in another

Posted on 2015-01-21
Last Modified: 2015-01-21

Is there a way to save an unbound form data, close that form, open the new form and put that data into the proper fields.

It contains two fields currently

Don't know even where to start.   Dont want to hide the form but load it in memory? Or save it via VBA and put it in the form that way?
Question by:Ernest Grogg
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
ID: 40562411
you can pass the information from form A to form B by opening form B with OpenArgs option

from form A
docmd.openform "B",openargs:=me.field1 & "|" & me.field2

then in the load event of form B
private sub form_load()

if me.openargs & ""<>"" then
end if

end sub

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by:Ernest Grogg
ID: 40562452
At what point would I close form A
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 40562474
you can close form A after the command to open form B

docmd.openform "B",openargs:=me.field1 & "|" & me.field2
docmd.close acform, "A"
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Author Comment

by:Ernest Grogg
ID: 40562512
I don't want to be a bother, but can you tell me how this works?  Never used this before and don't know now the "|" works or the usage of it?

Author Closing Comment

by:Ernest Grogg
ID: 40562545
This is awesome!  thanks so much!
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 40562564
"|" is just a separator for the two fields. it can be ":", ";"  etc..

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