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How to use TempVars to open a form?

Posted on 2016-10-18
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Dear Experts,

I currently have a button that opens a form using an embedded macro.
screenshotI have two forms nearly identical one called frmStudent and frmStudentShort. The 'short' version is a continuous form that displays less information that the original 'frmStudent' form. Anyway, I have several buttons on the frmStudent form that open various popup forms. When the associated popup forms close I either requery the frmStudent or open the frmStudent form again. The problem I am having is now that I have 'copied' the frmStudentShort form all the associated popup forms either requery or open frmStudent which causes an error 'cause the frmStudentShort form is open and not the frmStudent.

That said, I would like to use tempVars and pass the form name in the macro so when I close the associate popup form I can use the tempVars in the command.

Private Sub cmdClose_Click()
      DoCmd.Close acForm, "frmAssignGroups"
      Forms!frmStudent.Requery
End Sub

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Instead something like:
Private Sub cmdClose_Click()
      DoCmd.Close acForm, "frmAssignGroups"
     ' Forms!frmStudent.Requery

     Forms! & TempVars!FormName & .Requery
End Sub

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Of course the above code does not work so need some help with this.  Alos, how would I open/close a form using TempVars....
 DoCmd.Close acForm, "frmStudent"  ???
 
 DoCmd.OpenForm "frmStudent"  ???

Thanks!
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Question by:shogun5
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assuming 'tempvars' is field that is populated prior to opening the form, one could use the parameter in the criteria of the query that the form is built on (recordsource) i.e. 'where field = " & form!whatever.field. Use the crtiteria field in the query designer to identify and select the relevant field.
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by:shogun5
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Actually I don't need to filter the record source I just need to know which form to return to and need to somehow store a variable that allows me to return to either frmStudent or frmStudentShort depending on which form a came from.
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by:shogun5
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All,

So I figured it out. Here is the code when I leave the form:
 Dim ReturnForm As TempVars
  TempVars.Add "ReturnForm", "frmStudentShort"
  

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Here is the code when I return to the form:
 DoCmd.OpenForm TempVars!ReturnForm, , , "ClassID = " & Me.ClassID

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