Linking ID's from form to form using the 'where condition'


Can anyone tell me how to link an ID from one form to another using the 'where condition' within a macro in Access 2013.

I've tried it several times but can't get it to work.

LillyCDatabase DeveloperAsked:
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
I think something is missing....when you say "where condition"..what kind of linking you want...
In the form/subform scenario the subform is filtered according to the Parent form link field/s
LillyCDatabase DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I'm not trying to link from a form to a subform.

Its a 'client details form' to a 'job details form' and I'm trying to get the Client ID to feed through, I thought this had to be done via the 'where condition'?
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
can you give a screenshot...
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LillyCDatabase DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
try this code

if clientid is Number type, use this

docmd.openform "formX",,, "[clientid]= " & me.clientId

if clientid is Text type, use this

docmd.openform "formX",,, "[clientid]= '" & me.clientId & "'"

John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
I think you need this
DoCmd.OpenForm "TheNameofForm", acNormal,,"ClientID = " & me.ClientID,,acDialog

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Take a notice at the part "ClientID = " & me.ClientID which essentially is the WHERE condition but without the WHERE keyword...
If your criteria are alphanumeric then you change this to
"ClientID = '" & me.ClientID & "'"

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LillyCDatabase DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Is there any way I could do this within the macro rather than entering the code?
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
Your macro is failing probably because your criteria are alphanumeric...
you should have
Where Condition= [Client] = Chr(34) & [Forms]![YourForm]![ClientID] & Chr(34)
LillyCDatabase DeveloperAuthor Commented:
The client ID is a Autonumber, its not alphanumeric...
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
I think you need to read this
But the VBA code is easy just put in the Click_event of the button you use

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LillyCDatabase DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
One thing the others left out is that if you add records with this popup form, you must populate the foreign key manually.  With a subform, the master/child links take care of linking the two records.  That isn't available in this case.  So - using the popup form's BeforeInsert event -

Me.FK = Forms!originalform!PK
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