I have one form that inputs information into a table. I have a button on that form that opens another form that I want to populate another table linked by a field from the first table. The form works ok if I manually populate the linked field, but I thought there is a way to open the child form with the forms already linked. example form1 employeeID strlastname strfirstname form2 employeeID intProjectnum dtDateStart dtDateFinish I want form 2 open with the employee field already populated with the employee ID. I did the wizard and selected the option to show only specific records. I have even tried to save the record from form 1 first - still no luck. What am I doing wrong?