Microsoft Access 2010 Subform question

Posted on 2016-08-30
Last Modified: 2016-09-06
How do I create a function to go to subform to subform?
I would like to double click a record and jump to main subform
Question by:Hiroyuki Tamura
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Sorry, what would you like to double-click, & what would you like to happen after this?

You only have one sub-form in your database at present.

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by:Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )
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You can set the focus to a Subform, but how you do that depends on WHERE you're doing that, as fanpages suggests.

If you're doing this from the parent form, then you simply do this:


Note that NameOfYourSubformControl may or may not be the same as the name of the form you're using as the SourceObject of that control, so be careful. This trips up a lot of people!

If you have two subforms on the SAME parent form, then you have to first refer to the Parent, and then the other subform:


If the subforms on on two different parent forms, then you have to refer to the Parent form of the second subform via the Forms collection:


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by:Hiroyuki Tamura
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sorry, would you give me sample database? not sure where i should put the script.

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by:Hiroyuki Tamura
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> what would you like to double-click, & what would you like to happen after this?

is there a way to put a button on subform?
after clicking, jump to related record on other form.
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is there a way to put a button on subform?
after clicking, jump to related record on other form.

You could have a button on the main (parent) form that, when clicked, retrieves the [ID] from the currently selected row in the subform, & uses that as the source of a secondary subform (displayed elsewhere on the parent), or as the source of a new form (not a subform of the current parent form).

If you would like to add a second subform to your example database, & change the "Table1" form to show both subforms, then I/we can advise you how to use a button to link both subforms together.

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