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Find Dialog Problems

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by okschlaps, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. okschlaps

    okschlaps
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    I've had several complaints from my database users about the Find Dialog.
    They frequently searcg for particular records. After awhile, the search will
    not return any results, even though the name or number is in the table. (I've
    already looked for the obvious "whole field" or formatting explanations.)
    They usually have to shut down the form and often the entire database. I've
    had this happen to me as well. Does anyone have any idea what might be going
    on? Thanks
     
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  3. Wayne-I-M

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    What criteria are you using to search ? If you are looking for a name then
    you could create an unbound box on your form and use AfterUpdate . Something
    like this

    Private Sub NameOfBox_AfterUpdate()
    Dim rs As Object

    Set rs = Me.Recordset.Clone
    rs.FindFirst "[NameField] = " & Str(Me![NameOfBox])
    Me.Bookmark = rs.Bookmark
    End Sub


    This would take you to record of NameField.

    Hope this helps
    --
    Wayne




    "okschlaps" wrote:

    > I've had several complaints from my database users about the Find Dialog.
    > They frequently searcg for particular records. After awhile, the search will
    > not return any results, even though the name or number is in the table. (I've
    > already looked for the obvious "whole field" or formatting explanations.)
    > They usually have to shut down the form and often the entire database. I've
    > had this happen to me as well. Does anyone have any idea what might be going
    > on? Thanks
    >
     
  4. okschlaps

    okschlaps
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    Wayne
    I tried this. We are searching by name, but I get a type mismatch error.
    Also, if I can clear that up, would I be able to add a wild card so they
    wouldn't have to type in the full name (they can be pretty lengthy).
    Thanks for your help!

    "Wayne-I-M" wrote:

    > What criteria are you using to search ? If you are looking for a name then
    > you could create an unbound box on your form and use AfterUpdate . Something
    > like this
    >
    > Private Sub NameOfBox_AfterUpdate()
    > Dim rs As Object
    >
    > Set rs = Me.Recordset.Clone
    > rs.FindFirst "[NameField] = " & Str(Me![NameOfBox])
    > Me.Bookmark = rs.Bookmark
    > End Sub
    >
    >
    > This would take you to record of NameField.
    >
    > Hope this helps
    > --
    > Wayne
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "okschlaps" wrote:
    >
    > > I've had several complaints from my database users about the Find Dialog.
    > > They frequently searcg for particular records. After awhile, the search will
    > > not return any results, even though the name or number is in the table. (I've
    > > already looked for the obvious "whole field" or formatting explanations.)
    > > They usually have to shut down the form and often the entire database. I've
    > > had this happen to me as well. Does anyone have any idea what might be going
    > > on? Thanks
    > >
     

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