Access continous - stop loading on form load

I have an access continuous form with a number of controls on it which invoke VBA code to change the filter parameters on the records displayed.
Currently, when the form load, it automatically displays over 7,000 records in the table - I want to delay the display of ANY  records until the user sets various filter parameters (mostly combo and check boxes) and then clicks 'execute query' to show him the subset of records he's interested in.  
I have a second continous form which does this already but can't figure out why the first doesn't work this way (this is all a system I inherited).
Thanks in advance
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Typically this is done b binding the form to a query that will initially return no rows.  Only after selection criteria is made and the query rerun will data load.

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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
Couple different ways:

1. Set the forms rowsource on the fly.

2. Base it on a query that uses a control to filter it and make sure that no records are returned (what Pat said).

3. Set the dataentry property to true as default, then set it to false when the user clicks the button.

4. Set the Filter property to 1=0 and make sure it's set to filter on load.

Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
When I want this feature, to filter the form on demand, I usually use Jim's option #4.

That way, all I have to do is change the filter property and don't have to mess with the underlying query.
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