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How have report show detail if a form checkbox is true

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I have a report that has detail records showing.  One of the fields on the report record is chkbxPendingReturn.  But first a form is opened that has a field named chkbxPendingReturn on it.  If the forms checkbox is checked then I want the detail record to show on the report.  But of the forms checkbox is not checked then I do not want the record to display on the report.  

How can I do this?

--Steve
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terminology correction: forms and reports have controls, not fields. A control can contain a field.

on the report OPEN event:
me.detail.visible =  nz(forms!Formname!chkbxPendingReturn,true)

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this will display or show the whole detail section. If you meant just one control, this can be changed.
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by:SteveL13
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This didn't work.  With the suggested code no detail records display if the checkbox on the form is false.  If I marked it true on the form, then all records display.

If the checkbox is true, then I only want the records to display on the report that have the field on the report chkbxPendingReturn as true.  If I mark it false then I want all of the records to display on the report.  I maybe didn't make it clear in the original post.
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oh, then you want the data filtered.  Are you using DoCmd.OpenReport?
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by:SteveL13
ID: 41845111
Yes...

DoCmd.OpenReport "rptAudit", acViewPreview, "", "", acNormal
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> "But first a form is opened that has a field named chkbxPendingReturn on it"

do you mean it has a control with that name?
What is the Control Source? (that is the field)

If the control is unbound, it won't have a control source -- still need to know which field name it correlates to
   'declare variable(s)
   dim vWhere as variant
   'initalize value(s)
   vWhere  = null
   ' ... put code in to construct vWhere -- we need to discuss this more

   DoCmd.OpenReport "rptAudit", acViewPreview,  , vWhere

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by:SteveL13
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The checkbox on the form is unbound.  The reports record source is a query.  That query has a field named PendingReturn.

Does that help?
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crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access earned 500 total points
ID: 41845138
Yes. PendingReturn needs to be ON the report (it can have Visible=No if you don't want it to show)

replace "' ... put code in to construct vWhere -- we need to discuss this more" with:
   if nz(me.chkbxPendingReturn,false) = true then
      vWhere = "PendingReturn =true"
   end if

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assuming PendingReturn  is a Yes/No field in the source table
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by:SteveL13
ID: 41845144
Perfect!  Thank you very much.
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you're welcome ~ happy to help
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