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Creating a Parameter Query
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Creating a Parameter Query Comment from Brauna R @ 11/24/2014
Hi Richard,
I use a parameter query to open a report using a date prompt.  Is there any way to show the date picker with the prompt?

Reply from Alex Hedley:

If you ware wanting to use a DatePicker you will need to create a Form that handles the Input for your Query and passing that value to the Query.

Have you seen this TIP?
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Creating a Parameter Query Comment from monto @ 5/7/2013
When you create a report How are use Dcount function with parameter query
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Use Parameter to Set Value Comment from John Mason @ 3/6/2012
I am using a parameter query to open a form, using the SSN field, and that works wonderfull, however if the SSN is not in table, it opens a blank form, which is fine, but I would like it to populate the SSN field (1st tab) when it opens the blank. Is there a way to do this?

Reply from Richard Rost:

Of course there's a way to do it. There's a way to do just about everything in Access. Unfortunately, I can't think of a way to do this that DOESN'T involve a little programming. Once you type that parameter into Access' default prompt, there's not a lot else you can do with it.

You could set up your own form that's not bound to a table. All you need in that form is a single text box and a command button. Type the SSN into the text box and click the button to search. The button would execute a DLOOKUP command to see if the value exists in your table. If it does, you would open the person form to that record. If not, you would open the form to a blank record and set the value.

Like I said, this will involve a little bit of programming. I cover all of this in my 300-level Access classes. Unfortunately, I can't think of a NON-programming solution for this problem. Anyone else?
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Creating a Parameter Query Comment from Ken @ 9/1/2011
The only thing wrong with the parameter query,is that you can't use it when you are using a lookup list on your fields.
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Access Query Comment from Bobbin @ 9/7/2010
Consider there is a Table with Admit date and and discharge date fields both are same format as follows(10/01/2008). How it is possible If I need to select the customers for last 3 months with admit date/discharge date, How its possible to create query for summary with month if the dates are given in above format
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query and calculation Comment from Richard Rost @ 12/21/2009
Mark, to get the total number of hours you would use a second query - make it an Aggregate Query and use the SUM function. The same would go for totaling payments.
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query and calculation Comment from Mark @ 12/20/2009
How can i Query the Hours Worked Table and cal the Total Number of Hours and Total Payment made by  customer.
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MS ACCESS PARAMETER QUERY Comment from Richard Rost @ 9/29/2009
Gregg, you can't do this with just a parameter query. You would need something a little more advanced, like a DCOUNT statement in some VBA code to count the number of records returned.
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MS ACCESS PARAMETER QUERY Comment from Gregg @ 9/29/2009
How do you get an Access 2007 parameter query to prompt the user "Record Not Found" when an input value is not on the dataset?
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