Find a record in a subfrom on a tab control page


I have a form with a tab control page. On one of the tab control pages, there is a summary form that summarises orders waiting to be booked. This is a continuous form. When a user double clicks on a certain record I would like it to go to another tab control page (that is set to visible = false) and go to the corresponding record that will give them the order details. The ID is TransID.

Have tried various options but not having much luck.

Thanks in advance

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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Does the "other" tab control page have a subform? If so, and assuming you're already on a subform in the first tab, then you'd do something like this:

Dim rst As DAO.Recordset
Set rst = Me.Parent.YourOtherSubform.Form.Recordsetclone

rst.FindFirst "TransID=" & Me.TransID
If Not rst.NoMatch Then
  Me.Parent.YourOtherSubform.Form.Bookmark = rst.Bookmark
End If

Obviously you'd have to change the names to match your Forms/Subforms/Controls. Remember too that the "YourOtherSubform" is the name of the Subform CONTROL, which may or may not be the same as the Form you're using as the SourceObject of that cotnrol.

You'd still have to make that other tab page visible, but I assume you know how to do that.

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I don't like having forms bound to tables/queries without selection criteria.  It is an especially important concept if your data is in something other than Jet/ACE tables.

I would also not do this with a hidden tab.  I would use a popup form.  Use the DoCmd.OpenForm method and pass the ID as the where argument.  That will be the only line of code you will need.
ajaeclarkeAuthor Commented:
Awesome!! Thank you so much Scott's a treat :)
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