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I have a subform that has a listbox on it. When I open the main form to a specific record I want the listbox on my subform to select the first record in it. I have tried so many variations of Me.lstItems.ItemData(0), etc. but none of them have worked. Can someone please share with me how I can have the first record in my listbox selected which will also highlight that record so I can see that it's actually selected?
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Question by:Lawrence Salvucci
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 41866860
first you need to specify where the listbox is

Me![subformcontrolname].form.lstItems.ItemData(0)

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by:Lawrence Salvucci
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Should that go in the "On Open" or "On Load" event of the main form?
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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try placing the codes in Load and Current event of the form
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by:Lawrence Salvucci
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of the main form or the subform?
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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of the main form
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by:Lawrence Salvucci
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I put that code in both the On Load and On Current events of the main form and I am getting the following error:

"You entered an expression that has an invalid reference to the property Form/Report"
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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@Lawrence,

I can't determine the error if you are not going to post the codes that you used.
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by:Lawrence Salvucci
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The code you posted:

Me![sfrmSalesOrderItems].Form.lstItems.ItemData (0)

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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ok... now I need to see your db
upload a copy of the db

try these codes
with Me![sfrmSalesOrderItems].Form.lstItems
    .Selected(0) = True
    .Value = .ItemData(0)
end with

are you sure that ![sfrmSalesOrderItems] is the name of the CONTROL that house your subform?
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by:Lawrence Salvucci
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I cannot upload a copy of the DB. It's too big and has too many links to other sources, etc.

sfrmSalesOrderItems is the name of the SUBFORM. The name of the ListBox is lstItems
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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<sfrmSalesOrderItems is the name of the SUBFORM>
I am asking for the name of the CONTROL where the subform is.

in the design view of the main form, click on the edge of the subform and hit F4, click on the Other tab on the Property window and look what is listed in the Name property
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by:Lawrence Salvucci
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sfrmSalesOrderItems is the name as well
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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try these codes

 with Me![sfrmSalesOrderItems].Form.lstItems
     .Selected(0) = True
     .Value = .ItemData(0)
 end with
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by:Lawrence Salvucci
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In the On Current & On Load event of the main form?
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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try first the LOad event of the main form
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by:Lawrence Salvucci
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Same error as before:

"You entered an expression that has an invalid reference to the property Form/Report"
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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well. there is something in your form that is causing this error.

create a blank db and import the main form and the subform, upload the new db
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by:Lawrence Salvucci
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I will look into it more in a little bit. I have to move on to other tasks. I will post back when I create a blank DB and test it out in there.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 2000 total points
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see this sample db

open the form Customers and see that te first item in the listbox in subform is selected
Q_28979975.accdb
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