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Trying to display the sum of values on a subform on the main form

Posted on 2016-11-26
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I have a field on a subform named txtQuantity.  Then on the main form I want to show the sum total of the values entered in that field on the main form in a field named txtGrandTotal.  I keep getting #Error or #Name, etc.

What am I doing wrong?
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Question by:SteveL13
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by:Rey Obrero
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what is the Control Source of textbox "txtGrandTotal"

try
=me.subformControlName.form!txtQuantity

if that doesn't work, create another textbox in the subform,  txtSubtotal and set the controlsource to =sum([txtQuantity])

then use this in the control source of the  textbox "txtGrandTotal"
=me.subformControlName.form!txtSubTotal
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by:Rey Obrero
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correction,

if that doesn't work, create another textbox in the subform FOOTER,  txtSubtotal and set the controlsource to =sum([txtQuantity])
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by:SteveL13
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Is very frustrating.  I've attached a stripped down version of the database.  When you launch it, with the items I have selected in the subform, the field on the main form should read 138  (15 + 123).

I cannot get it to work.

?????
SubForm-Example.accdb
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Rey Obrero earned 500 total points
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here is the revised db.
created a new subform and a query as the record source of the subform
SubForm-Example.accdb
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by:SteveL13
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That did it!!  I just wish I could figure out why the new subform and query as the record source did the trick. ?????
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by:SteveL13
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That did it!!  I just wish I could figure out why the new subform and query as the record source did the trick. ?????
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