From Report to Record in Navigation Form

pawprints

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  1. 2016
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  1. Windows
Hi, I have created a navigation form with several tabs; one is a form welcome page, the second is a form with various records containing contact information, and the other tabs are reports.

I would like to be able to click on a person's name in any of the reports and have it open that person's contact information under the "Contacts Form" tab in the navigation form.

I have searched and searched online, but all I have found is a code that will almost do that. The problem is, that it opens the original form and not the one within the navigation form.

If it helps at all, here is the code that I tried:

Dim EntityName As String
Dim DocName As String
DocName = "frm_Contacts"
strWhere = "[Full_Name]='" & Full_Name & "'"
DoCmd.OpenForm DocName, acNormal, , strWhere

I appreciate any help! Thank you
 

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jackd

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Reports are for output. So "click on a person's name in any of the reports" seems backwards. Typically you would work with a form, select whatever info you want, then use that to influence/restrict/constrain the report.
 

Micron

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You would have to set the navigation subform control source to be the form you want. You seem to be referring to that form itself. The syntax might be something like
Forms![main navigation form].[NavigationSubform].Subform =

You'd nave to know what the actual names of the bracketed items are, but those are usually the default names given by Access. Navigation forms are not favoured by a lot of developers as they're too limiting, so I'm not sure of the hierarchy of their object references and I don't have one to play with. I agree that reports are for displaying data - not interacting with it. A form would be better.
 

Micron

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If you're intent on your approach it seems the syntax would be
VBA Code:
forms![navigation form].[navigationsubform].sourceobject = "name of form goes here"
 

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