pTrying to poulate two field on a modal form from field values on a main form and a sub-form

I'm trying to populate two field on a modal form from field values on a main form and a sub-form.

Here is my code but the two lines aren't populating the modal form:

    DoCmd.OpenForm "frmPartsAdditionForm", , , , acAdd, acDialog, NewData
       
    Forms!frmPartsAdditionForm.txtVendor = Forms!frmReceivingFormHeader!cboVendor
              
    Forms!frmPartsAdditionForm.txtPartNumber = Forms!frmReceivingFormHeader!subfrmReceivingFormDetail!Form.cboPartNumber

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SteveL13Asked:
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
remove this two lines of codes from above

 Forms!frmPartsAdditionForm.txtVendor = Forms!frmReceivingFormHeader!cboVendor
             
    Forms!frmPartsAdditionForm.txtPartNumber = Forms!frmReceivingFormHeader!subfrmReceivingFormDetail!Form.cboPartNumber


and paste them in the LOAD event of form "frmPartsAdditionForm"
PatHartmanCommented:
I'm assuming that the modal form will be used for data entry and you are trying to populate certain data fields.  If that is the case, I would do it differently.  I really don't like to dirty a record when I open a form for adding records.  If the user changes his mind, I now have a dirty record that will either get saved "empty" if there are no constraints or the user will get error messages regarding missing data which will only confuse him.  Instead, I would not populate the fields until the user has actually started typing.  Therefore, I would move the code to the BeforeInsert event.  This event runs ONCE, immediately after you type the first character into ANY control.  I would also lock the two controls this code populates so the user doesn't accidentally overwrite or erase them.

The advantage of this method in addition to what I already mentioned is that the modal form can be used to input multiple records and EACH new record will be correctly populated with the data from the base form.  Using the LOAD event, only the FIRST record would have the fields automatically filled so you would not ever be able to add multiple records unless you allowed the user to type into the foreign key fields on the second and subsequent records.

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SteveL13Author Commented:
Great advice.  Thanks.
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