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Display image on continuous form for one record only

Posted on 2016-08-14
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Dear Experts,

This is a continuation from this question: https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28963272/Show-Hide-image-if-current-day-month-equals-birthday.html

But I thought I would start a new question.

So the function to display the image works great but for 'EVERY' student listed on my continuous form. Rather I need the image to display for only the student on the continuous form whose birthday is 'today'. The student key is 'studentID' on the form. 'studentDOB' holds the student birthdate and Me!imgCake is the pic object.

Thanks!
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The problem with the continuous form is that unless the  Control is bound ( has its control source set to a field in the underline record source of the form)  all records will display the same thing.

So you have two basic choices:

1. Make the image control part of the main form  and set it  when you click on a record in the subform.

2.   Make it part of the forms underlying record source.  You can put the image and a table by itself do a joint to your table that you have now in the form and then have the graphic available for each record if it's needed.

Jim
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by:Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)
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FYI. Last response was done by phone and it got a couple of words mixed up but I think you can get the jist of what I was saying.

Jim
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by:shogun5
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Jim,

Could I create a boolean field in the student table that checks the current date with the birthday field and return either a true or false value and then set that field on the visible property on the image in the form?
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by:hnasr
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One way, that I am aware of, is to have the image in the Form header, and highlight the records with the same birth day.
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Gustav Brock earned 251 total points
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An old trick is to create a tiny subform only holding one record (the same as the parent record) and the picture.
Then control the visibility with the IsBirthday function.

/gustav
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by:als315
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Look at sample based on my article Images on continuous forms. Field with birthday was added to table and condition to field [Image]. Switch "Show only birthdays" allow you to show all or only students with birthday today
ImagesTest.zip
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by:shogun5
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Thanks all! Great ideas and am I sure one will work. Cheers!
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