Filter subform based on text box value


I'm trying to pass a value from a text box on a form to a subform on the same form in order to filter the subform.

Private Sub CmdSearchProperties_Click()

Me.[CAG_subform].Form.Filter = "[cagPostCode] = " & Me.txtPostcode.Value
Me.[CAG_subform].Form.FilterOn = True
End Sub

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The code 'seems' ok to me but every time i press the SearchProperties button i get an error:

'Microsoft Office Access can't find the field 'pipe' referred to in your expression.'

Any ideas? presuming i've just got syntax wrong?

I've also read that filtering is a bad idea, if so, what other methods can i do to pass the text box value to the datasheet so that only records that match the textbox value appear?

Best regards

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
maybe the field [cagPostCode]  is TEXT

Me.[CAG_subform].Form.Filter = "[cagPostCode] = '" & Me.txtPostcode.Value & "'"
eyeisystemsAuthor Commented:
Yeah the [cagPostCode] field is TEXT but still same error unfortnately. :(
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
First, you can do away with line #5 above, you do not need to requery the form after setting the filter and turning the filter on.

Next, I would attempt to open the subform in stand-alone mode and see if you get that message doing that.  If so, you probably have a reference in the OrderBy or Filter property of the subform itself.  You might also be referring to a field in the underlying query which does not exist.
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
open the main form in design view

see the name of the SUBFORM CONTROL NAME and use that name instead of [CAG_subform]

Me.[nameOFsubformControl].Form.Filter = "[cagPostCode] = '" & Me.txtPostcode.Value & "'"

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eyeisystemsAuthor Commented:
Bingo Rey!

Sub form control was named 'Property Address Search' and that solved the problem!

Many thanks

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