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RLindahl
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Greetings,

I'm trying to utilize VBA to set a subform's recordsource on a command button click. My form is used to search by a query and display the results in the subform. If I set the subform source in the property sheet it works properly but loads the full query on opening the form. I want the subform to be blank until I click the search button. Here is my button's code:

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  1. Private Sub btnSearch_Click()
  2. On Error GoTo btnSearch_Click_Err
  3.  
  4.     Forms![frmQuickSearchMedia]![Media Search subform].Form.RecordSource = "Media Search"
  5.     Forms![frmQuickSearchMedia]![Media Search subform].Form.Requery
  6.  
  7.  
  8.  
  9. btnSearch_Click_Exit:
  10.     Exit Sub
  11.  
  12. btnSearch_Click_Err:
  13.     MsgBox Error$
  14.     Resume btnSearch_Click_Exit
  15.  
  16. End Sub
When I click the button I get an error stating:
The expression you entered refers to an object that is closed or doesn't exist.

Is this an error in my button code or a consequence of my form to query interaction?

Thank you

RL
Dec 19 '12
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RLindahl
13 New Member
@NeoPa
That is Precisely what happens, If I take the RecordSource off the subform then nothing shows up. As for the screenshots, well.. it was worth a shot. I can explain them though.

The first was just a pic of the mainform showing no RecordSource. The Second was a picture of the SubForm Control(unbound ) showing no SourceObject. The third was of the SubForm showing the RecordSource. I have the form working so I just left the RecordSource in. Why I get nothing when it's removed, ..The world may never know.. I know that I have no clue.

I do appreciate all of the assistance and insight that you and everyone else have given.
Dec 21 '12 #11
RLindahl
13 New Member
@TheSmileyCoder
Thank you for your insights. I will have to give this a try. Removing the RecordSource didn't work properly so this may be the ticket. Have you ever seen the incident of removing the RecordSource but setting it in code only to have it not show?
Dec 21 '12 #12
NeoPa
32,584 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
RLindahl:
Have you ever seen the incident of removing the RecordSource but setting it in code only to have it not show?
I'd ask the same question. From the fact that Smiley has a solution that he uses, one could guess that he must have had a similar problem.
Dec 21 '12 #13
TheSmileyCoder
2,322 Recognized Expert Moderator Top Contributor
Lets try to make sure our expectations are correct.

If I have ANY BOUND form, subform or parent form, and remove the recordsource, after its opened, I would expect the following to occur:
A form with labels showing but all textboxes saying name?
If allow additions was set to false, you might instead see an empty form (no labels and no textboxes)


If you set a faulty recordsource (i.e. one which returns no records) and allow additions is set to false, you might also see this type of behavior (Empty form, no labels, no controls)


Now I have not worked really with removing the recordsource, more with replacing the recordsource. Moreover my replacements have been dealing with items from the same table, for example:
Original recordsource "SELECT * FROM tbl_Comments WHERE ID_Report=212"
New Recordsource "SELECT * FROM tbl_Comments WHERE ID_Report=917"

You can see this kind of replacement if you watch the last 3 minutes of my treeview tutorial part 2. This link should take you roughly to the correct spot in the video though you may need to watch the entire video to make sense of it.
Dec 21 '12 #14
TheSmileyCoder
2,322 Recognized Expert Moderator Top Contributor
Could you post a before SQL and an after SQL so we might get an idea of the type of recordsource replacement you are performing?
Dec 21 '12 #15
NeoPa
32,584 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
The question is really do you have experience of a bound form with no RecordSource set when it's opened failing to show anything when a RecordSource value is added later? This is behaviour I wouldn't expect to see, but the OP has reported as happening to them.

Your example of :
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  1. SELECT * FROM tbl_Comments WHERE ID_Report=212
where you change only the WHERE clause, is a situation where simply changing the filter used to open the form would surely be a more straightforward approach. If it's a subform, then the .Filter property could be set/changed instead.
Dec 21 '12 #16
RLindahl
13 New Member
@TheSmileyCoder
The SQL originally in my SubForm:
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  1. SELECT [Media Search].D_Format, [Media Search].D_Title, [Media Search].D_Content, [Media Search].D_DateBorrowed, [Media Search].D_Returned, [Media Search].ClientLast, [Media Search].ClientFirst FROM [Media Search]; 
That is based off of a Query. The query SQL was this:

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  1. SELECT [Disc Specifics].D_Format, [Disc Specifics].D_Title, [Disc Specifics].D_Content, [Disc Loan Records].D_DateBorrowed, [Disc Loan Records].D_Returned, [Client Listing].ClientLast, [Client Listing].ClientFirst
  2. FROM [Disc Specifics] INNER JOIN ([Client Listing] INNER JOIN [Disc Loan Records] ON [Client Listing].ClientID = [Disc Loan Records].ClientID) ON [Disc Specifics].D_ID = [Disc Loan Records].D_ID
  3. WHERE ((([Disc Specifics].D_Format) Like "*" & [Forms]![frmQuickSearchMedia]![txtFormat] & "*") AND (([Disc Specifics].D_Title) Like "*" & [Forms]![frmQuickSearchMedia]![txtTitle] & "*") AND (([Disc Specifics].D_Content) Like "*" & [Forms]![frmQuickSearchMedia]![txtContent] & "*"));
  4.  
The SQL in my Button Click Code is:

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  1. "SELECT [Disc Specifics].D_Format, [Disc Specifics].D_Title, [Disc Specifics].D_Content, [Disc Loan Records].D_DateBorrowed, [Disc Loan Records].D_Returned, [Client Listing].ClientLast, [Client Listing].ClientFirst FROM [Disc Specifics] INNER JOIN ([Client Listing] INNER JOIN [Disc Loan Records] ON [Client Listing].ClientID = [Disc Loan Records].ClientID) ON [Disc Specifics].D_ID = [Disc Loan Records].D_ID WHERE ((([Disc Specifics].D_Format) Like " * " & [Forms]![frmQuickSearchMedia]![txtFormat] & " * ") AND (([Disc Specifics].D_Title) Like " * " & [Forms]![frmQuickSearchMedia]![txtTitle] & " * ") AND (([Disc Specifics].D_Content) Like " * " & [Forms]![frmQuickSearchMedia]![txtContent] & " * "));"
The original query SQL and the button click SQL are the exact same statements.
Dec 22 '12 #17

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