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I've got an MS Access query which runs fine when double clicked and returns all of the rows in a test database I'm building.

I've set up a multi group report based on the query. I immediately began getting the "Enter Parameter Value" dialog and it was asking for the query by its name "sel_report_data" whenever I tried to run or preview the report.

To troubleshoot the problem, I selected the query in the database window, hit the "New Object" dropdown on the toolbar and selected "Report." I then selected "Design View" and the report design window opened. To keep it simple, I selected 5 fields from the query using the "Field List" tool and placed all of the fields in a single row in the "Details" section of the report. Couldn't be simpler, right? Even with this simplistic single level report I'm still getting the damned "Enter Parameter Value" dialog asking for the query by name, "sel_report_data".

I've been developing stand alone stuff in MS Access for the last 10 years and I've never run into this before. I'm running Access 2003 under Windows XP and I've always been able to select a query and design a quick report just by placing the fields from the field list tool into the details section of the report.

Maybe I'm having a senior moment, but this one has me stumped...

Walt Nixon
Aug 19 '07 #1
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I've got an MS Access query which runs fine when double clicked and returns all of the rows in a test database I'm building.

I've set up a multi group report based on the query. I immediately began getting the "Enter Parameter Value" dialog and it was asking for the query by its name "sel_report_data" whenever I tried to run or preview the report.

To troubleshoot the problem, I selected the query in the database window, hit the "New Object" dropdown on the toolbar and selected "Report." I then selected "Design View" and the report design window opened. To keep it simple, I selected 5 fields from the query using the "Field List" tool and placed all of the fields in a single row in the "Details" section of the report. Couldn't be simpler, right? Even with this simplistic single level report I'm still getting the damned "Enter Parameter Value" dialog asking for the query by name, "sel_report_data".

I've been developing stand alone stuff in MS Access for the last 10 years and I've never run into this before. I'm running Access 2003 under Windows XP and I've always been able to select a query and design a quick report just by placing the fields from the field list tool into the details section of the report.

Maybe I'm having a senior moment, but this one has me stumped...

Walt Nixon
If you don't have any parameters in the criteria row of your query, then I would suspect one of the following:
1. you have an ambiguous name in one of your fields...have you used the same field name for an object that is referenced in 2 different tables, and one or both of them appear in an alias column or calculated column of your query..if you do you should preface each of them with the table name like >>>> tablename.fieldname<<<<

2. do you have any columns in your query with the show box unchecked so that column does not appear in your field list, but it needs to be on the field list because it is used in the calculation for a field that you have on your report.??
Aug 20 '07 #2

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