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Value From a Form
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   4 months ago

Get Value from a Form. Forms!FormName!FieldName


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In this video, you will learn how to get a value from another open form in Microsoft Access. I will show you how to default a new order to the currently open customer.

Kole from Chandler, Arizona (a Platinum Member) asks: I'm using your Invoicing Template which is very helpful. Thank you. When you click to add a new invoice for a customer, is there any way to have the customer combo box automatically set to the currently open customer on the customer form?

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Members will learn a more elegant solution to check to see if the OrderID is null when the user starts entering a line item in the order detail form. If so, one will be automatically assigned. This will prevent an error message. Also, members will learn how to reference a value on a subform and some simple debugging with On Error Goto.

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  • Fields on a single form: Forms!FormName!FieldName
  • Fields on a subform: Forms!ParentFormName!SubFormName.Form!FieldName

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What a GREAT video Upload Images   Link 
Lwm Harmsma 
4 months ago
Hi Richard,

What a great video. With the answers I was looking for.

Keep on going with these great video's

With a smile,
Bert
Richard Rost
4 months ago
Glad you liked it.
Brent Rinehart
4 months ago
I will second that comment, Value from a sub form and the error handling must have missed that in my lessons or forgot, learned something new today, Great Tech Video. I check my email every day to see "Did Richard drop a new video?" the day they stop coming I don't know what I will do maybe I will watch some Star Trek? LOL
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