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How do i open a subform to a filtered record from another form

I am trying to open a subform to a specific filtered record (ID = ID from anotherform)
but i am not getting any filtered records even when i use the syntax below.
where "NotesAssignment" is the form having the subform i want filtered.

the two forms (mainform and NotesAssignment) have a common field (report_id and Ext_rept_urn )

DoCmd.OpenForm "NotesAssignment", acNormal, , "report_id='" & Ext_rept_urn & "'"
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Paul Cook-GilesAccess/VBA/SQL Database DeveloperCommented:
Peter, is the subform an object on your main form? How are you executing the filter code?

The code below will toggle between displaying filtered data and unfiltered data on a subform (and incidentally change the caption on the button that applies/removes the filter).  It uses a literal for filtering, but you can easily swap in your code using a variable.  Let me know if this needs more explanation.  :)


If Me.btnFilterAdv.Caption = "Show Adv" Then 'records are unfiltered
        Me.RevenuePreparationSubFrm.Form.Filter = "[Revenue Type] like '*adv*'"
        Me.RevenuePreparationSubFrm.Form.FilterOn = True
   Me.btnFilterAdv.Caption = "Remove Filter"
   'Me.RevenuePreparationSubFrm.Form.Filter = "[Revenue Type] like '*adv*'"
        Me.RevenuePreparationSubFrm.Form.FilterOn = False
   Me.btnFilterAdv.Caption = "Show Adv"
End If
peterslove53Author Commented:
I have two forms. ('NotesAssignment'  and 'MainForm')
The NotesAssignment is built to have a subform as the only form. From the main form, i will like to pass the ID parameter to the subform when a command button on the main form is clicked henced filtering the subform on NotesAssignment using the passed parameter from the mainform.

I am not sure how that will accomplish this task
peterslove53Author Commented:
Figured out another route. Just making a split form and hiding the display region solves it
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