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Query Subforms breaks link to back-end database on new imports

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Goal: To improve an application's performance by basing sub forms on

The application has a front and back-end. There is no SQL server
back-end involved. I use a module file for, seeking out the back-end
and automatically linking to the back-end in order that I might be able
to provide updates. This has worked for me since first setting
everything up.

First let me define what I mean by, “sub form” as to how I am designing
my application. I have a number of, what I call, “main (unbound) forms”
that are used to open up separate application modules. Each module
contains a
number of hyperlinks to each of the other application modules. Also,
each main form (application module) contains a tab form with bound forms
on each tab.
Therefore, I am calling these lower level bound forms, "sub forms" and
basing them on query files instead of tables. Many of the tables have
fields for collecting information across a second form. I did not want
to bring back all the fields when they are used in any of the two are
three forms bound with the same table.

Problem: When I base a su-form on a query the front end no longer links
to the back-end database whenever a create a new/fresh version of the
front-end application involving any (what really should be the main?)
form based on a

I suspect that my problem is in what I am calling a main and sub form;
and that the main form is really the first level bound form and never
the top unbound form.

I have a lot of forms. I would like to get some feedback on my
suspicions or find out what else could be the source of my problem
before re-doing everything.


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May 17 '06 #1
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