Executing a hidden query


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Phil Hibbs

I've got a form, and when I click a button it opens a query, but I don't want that query to be visible to the user. I just want the VBA to exectue the query and fetch some values into unbound controls on the form. Any suggestions how I can do that?

Phil Hibbs.
 
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John W. Vinson

I've got a form, and when I click a button it opens a query, but I don't want that query to be visible to the user. I just want the VBA to exectue the query and fetch some values into unbound controls on the form. Any suggestions how I can do that?

Phil Hibbs.
Don't open the query at all. Instead use =DLookUp("[fieldname]",
"[queryname]", "optional criteria") as the Control Source of the textbox. You
can of course just use DLookUp directly on the table using the same criteria
as you use in the query, and not bother creating the query at all.

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