How to return the value of the ok button on a dialog form to the parent form

Posted on 2015-02-04
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Last Modified: 2015-02-04
I've created a dialog form that is called from a parent form.  When the user clicks either the OK or Cancel button on the dialog form, I want to return that to the calling form.  I want to indicate to the calling form what button was pressed

dim response as variant

docmd.openform "Test" ,,,,acDialog

response = 'Value of returned response
Question by:chtullu135
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Expert Comment

ID: 40589856
Where have you declared reponse?

If you declared it as public in a standard module (Insert>Module) then the code behind both forms could access it.

So you could add code to the buttons on the dialog form that sets the value of response to the appropriate value.
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ID: 40589859
Two ways:

1. Create a hidden control on the form, then set that and hide the form when they click close or cancel.   Calling code can then check that control (and any others), then close the form.

2. Use a global variable or a collection to hold the value, let the form close when OK or cancel is clicked.

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Accepted Solution

Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 2000 total points
ID: 40589895
in the click event of the OK button, place

private sub cmdOK_Click()
TempVars.Add "Response", "OK"
docmd.close acform, me.name
end sub

in the click event of the Cancel button, place

private sub cmdCancel_Click()

TempVars.Add "Response", "Cancel"
docmd.close acform, me.name
end sub

docmd.openform "Test" ,,,,acDialog
msgbox tempVars!Response

'no need to declare variables
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Expert Comment

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Totally forgot about TempVars.

Author Closing Comment

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Thanks Rey

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