Dlookup

Experts,

I have the follwoiung in the control source of a field.
I get a #name

is this correct?
=DLookUp([Amount],[tblDisbursement_Amounts],"[ID_disb]=" & [ID_disb])
pdvsaProject financeAsked:
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PatHartmanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
No.  Each argument must be enclosed in double quotes.

=DLookUp("[Amount]","[tblDisbursement_Amounts]","[ID_disb]=" & [ID_disb])

You also have to be careful with the Name property of a control.  If the control is unbound, as this one is, the Name property cannot be the same value as any field that is bound to the form.  This mistake usually happens when you reuse a control that was added by the wizard or by dragging a field from the field list since in both those cases, Access gives the control Name the value of the bound field.  So, if you originally had a bound field named [Amount] and then changed the expression to this Dlookup() and didn't change the control name, there would be a conflict.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)PresidentCommented:
All the arguments need quotes:

=DLookUp("[Amount]","[tblDisbursement_Amounts]","[ID_disb]=" & [ID_disb])

Jim.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
You can get help and examples on any Access function here:
http://www.techonthenet.com/access/functions/domain/dlookup.php
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pdvsaProject financeAuthor Commented:
Thank you.  works perfectly.
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