Trying to open report with certain criteria

I'm using this VBA code to attempt to open a report.  But it isn't working.  Note that PROGRAM_YEAR in a number field.  I'm getting an error:  "Microsoft can't find the field '|1' referred to in your expression."

DoCmd.OpenReport "rptWorkOrderItemDetails", acViewPreview, , [PROGRAM_YEAR] = Forms!frmReportsMenu.cboReportYear
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pls try

DoCmd.OpenReport "rptWorkOrderItemDetails", acViewPreview, , "[PROGRAM_YEAR] = " & Forms!frmReportsMenu.cboReportYear

SteveL13Author Commented:
Nope.  Same error.
Have you tried my edited code and

what is the value of  Forms!frmReportsMenu.cboReportYear?
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SteveL13Author Commented:
Yes.  I tried your code.  The value is 2015 from a combobox selection on frmReportsMenu.
Just to test it

DoCmd.OpenReport "rptWorkOrderItemDetails", acViewPreview, , "[PROGRAM_YEAR]<>" & Forms!frmReportsMenu.cboReportYear
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
Is there a chance that the combo box is displaying one value, but that the bound column holds another value?

I usually do this as:

Dim strCriteria as string

strCriteria = "[PROGRAM_YEAR]<>" & Forms!frmReportsMenu.cboReportYear
debug.print strCriteria
DoCmd.OpenReport "rptWorkOrderItemDetails", acViewPreview, , strCriteria

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SteveL13Author Commented:
This just worked:

Dim strCriteria As String

    strCriteria = "[PROGRAM_YEAR]=" & Forms!frmReportsMenu.cboReportYear
    Debug.Print strCriteria
    DoCmd.OpenReport "rptWorkOrderItemDetails", acViewPreview, , strCriteria

(Dale, I changed <> to =)
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:

Good catch, I didn't realize I had copied the example that RGonzo had used,

But I don't understand why my solution (with the correction) would not work when  Rgonzo's original post didn't work?  They should be the same, and if they are, he should get the points.

The advantage of defining strCriteria on a separate line is that you can print it out and actually the value the value that you are using in the OpenReport method.  I do this for all of my domain functions as well.
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