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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Unanswered: Custom Query Question

    I was asked to setup a database by a couple of uhh Computer illiterate people. after the DB was created they kept wanting to add several reports, all with seperate buttons(which means seperate queries for me) after around adding the 8th query/report i decided to use some custom queries and i was wondering if i could do this:

    Have a table [customquerytbl] with [nametxt] and [querymemo] and of course the [id]

    have a dropdown box that pulls from the nametxt field and a button that says "run report"

    by clicking the button it will create a report based off of the SQL query that is stored in the table.

    what would the on-click be for that button, i cant seem to get it right.

    thanks in advance --

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Préverenges, Switzerland
    one (DAO) way is to have all the reports look at a single query 'myQuery' and change it's SQL to suit.

    dim qdef as dao.querydef
    set qdef = currentdb.querydefs("myQuery")
    qdef.SQL = "blah blah blah blah SQL from the memo"
    set qdef= nothing
    ...and then run the report as usual.

    currently using SS 2008R2

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    out on a limb
    Provided Answers: 59
    yes it possible
    you could use a form to set whatever parameters you require, and then either push OR pull the parameters from form to report

    you can create the SQL to be used in the report as part of the forms on open event. you may want to look at the reports nodata event to handle any SQL that returns no queries.

    Personally I prefer pulling parameters from a form.

    yu can also set parameters as part of the parameters on the call to open the report (I thinks its soemthing like docmd openreport... sorry cant be too specific, not on a Microsoft platform at present...

    the code is something like frms!<myformname>!<myparameter>

    you probably need to bracket the assignment with an error trapping routine, just incase the parameter form is not open. You can also use that error trapping routine to set up test parameters if required.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    alright ill try that. thank you.

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