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Customized search Function

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Adrian1701, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Adrian1701

    Adrian1701
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    I have been developing a "simple" customer details database, which will be
    most likley only ever used by myself, and mainly for producing mailings.

    Not withstanding I have used this opportunity to learn the basics of Access
    (I am using 97, company will not pay for upgrade!)

    My request/question is pretty simple. I want to change the standard dialog
    that is presented when you search for the database for a specific record,
    effectly having a form whereby the company name can be entered and the open
    form, with sub forms jumps to that record. The dialog just to have a text box
    and a command button.

    How do I achieve this, I am relativly new user to Access

    Many thanks for any help
     
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  3. hagen31

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    How many fields do you want to perform your search on? Do you have a main
    form with subforms that you want to perform the search on? How may tables do
    you have?

    "Adrian1701" wrote:

    > I have been developing a "simple" customer details database, which will be
    > most likley only ever used by myself, and mainly for producing mailings.
    >
    > Not withstanding I have used this opportunity to learn the basics of Access
    > (I am using 97, company will not pay for upgrade!)
    >
    > My request/question is pretty simple. I want to change the standard dialog
    > that is presented when you search for the database for a specific record,
    > effectly having a form whereby the company name can be entered and the open
    > form, with sub forms jumps to that record. The dialog just to have a text box
    > and a command button.
    >
    > How do I achieve this, I am relativly new user to Access
    >
    > Many thanks for any help
     
  4. John Vinson

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    On Wed, 26 Oct 2005 05:55:03 -0700, "Adrian1701"
    <Adrian1701@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I have been developing a "simple" customer details database, which will be
    >most likley only ever used by myself, and mainly for producing mailings.
    >
    >Not withstanding I have used this opportunity to learn the basics of Access
    >(I am using 97, company will not pay for upgrade!)


    Not to worry. 97 is probably the best version MS ever released, and
    it's quite capable.

    >My request/question is pretty simple. I want to change the standard dialog
    >that is presented when you search for the database for a specific record,
    >effectly having a form whereby the company name can be entered and the open
    >form, with sub forms jumps to that record. The dialog just to have a text box
    >and a command button.
    >
    >How do I achieve this, I am relativly new user to Access


    There's no need to even have a command button!

    Simply have a combo box, cboCompany, on your main form. It should be
    unbound - nothing in its Control Source; its Bound Column should be
    the CompanyID. Have a Subform on the form with its Master Link Field
    set to [cboCompany], and its Child Link Field to [CompanyID].

    John W. Vinson[MVP]
     
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