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Problem Passing a Report Parameter In Access 2010 Database

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I have an Access 2010 database that I am using as a test to Store Historical Maintenance records  for different pieces of machinery. I am looking at producing a report for each machine. I was looking at passing a parameter to the report for a particular machine which would then display all the records for that particular machine.

The database comprises  5 tables:

4 of the tables are for storing details of the service job to save the operator having to type them in each time -
i.e.

tblElement - populated by frmNewElement form

tblMachine - populated by frmNewMachine  form

tblTasks - populated by frmNewTasks  form

tblManufacturer

The 5th Table -  tblHistory - populated by the frmMaintenance  form is the one that stores the records that I am trying to report from. I have set up qryHistory query which allows me to pass a date parameter to the MaintenanceHistoryByDate Report which works OK.

However, I have tried several ways to create a query that would allow me too pass a Machine name parameter to another report I have created -   Maintenance Schedule  but it either returns nothing or the debug screen launches.

I have attached the test database with 5 dummy records to view
TPMScheme11.accdb
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I added a new form to run the reports.  Using prompts in the queries is annoying for reports since you will be prompted multiple times.  The OpenReport method allows a where argument to be passed and that is what i did.  I also added validation which you may or may not want but if you don't want to require the arguments, you will need to change the procedure to eliminate the where argument if no argument is provided.
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Thanks Pat I have been trying to get this done for days now
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You're welcome.  Hope you can understand how to expand the process as you add new reports and variables.
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