MS Access form Parent - Child Link fields problem
Posted on 2016-09-14
I am working on database that somebody else created before. It is created in access 2003.I am trying to understand what is happening but some things are confusing.
In this database I have Parent – Child (Main form – Sub Form) environment. Something similar to Order and line item situation.
Those two forms are linked with three fields.
They are bound forms.
Parent form frmMain is bound to tblParent and sub form frmSubForm is bound to query Qry_Child.
Query Qry_Child is composed from two tables: tblParent and tblChild fields.
In query Qry_Child tables are connected with left join on those three fields that are link fields for the sub form and exist in both tables.
I want to point out something about those three linking fields between frmMain and frmSubMain.
Sub form frmSubFrom is based on Qry_Child and in Qry_Child those three fields are not from tblChild (even they exist there) but they are from tblMain.
So my question is which link fields are in form Parent – Child link used here.
Are link fields from tblMain and tblChild those filed used for join in query or those from frmSubForm that is based on Qry_Child. Again I am pointing out that those three fields in Query are brought in from tblMain not from tblChild.
I am asking this as I have problem when I run this database on PC that has MS access 2003 and change value of Link2 field on frmMain it changes value of field Link2 in tblChild.
However if I run the same database on PC that has Access 2010 and I change value of link2 field on frmMain I lost data on my sub form frmSubForm it is blank as no fields showing, just all area where sub form was is flat gray.
Only difference on Main form between these two database is that in 2010 database main form frmMain Link2 field is seating now on form tab Control that was not existed in 2003 version.
Not sure what is happening?