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    Command Button

    Hello all,
    I am attempting to create a command button to search for specific data within my report.

    Backround:
    I created a report design that looks like a nutritional label; within the report I have data that was pulled from a table.
    One of the textboxes in the report design is called "item_number". This textbox contains all of the items numbers for products my company carries.

    What I want to do:


    I want to create a command button to search for the "item number" in my report design.

    Issues I'm having:
    I have tried to create a command button to do my desired action. However, I can only get a command button to search for data in a query or table. How do I get the command button to search for data in my report design?

    Any help is greatly appreciated

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    1. you dont search data in a report, just the data
    2. there is no data in 'report design'
    3. you can search data in the query the report is connected to.

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    Hello,
    Thank you for your response ranman256.
    I am not experienced in micosoft access, so please bear with me.
    Below is what my report looks like in design view, and print preview. ( maybe this will help make sense of my situation)
    As you can see there are text boxes in my report that are filled with data from a table. I want to make a command button search through the data in a specific textbok "item number"
    If this is not possible, how do I connect a query to my report?



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    John_G is online now VIP
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    The proper approach here is to run the report so that it shows only the data you want. A common way of doing that is to have a form which you use to select the data you want (perhaps from a combo box), and to put a command button on the form to create the report once you have made the selection.

    Supposing you have a combo named "cboSelectItem" on your form, and you have selected an item from the list.

    The command button would run a bit of code something like this:

    DoCmd.OpenReport "ReportName", , "ItemID = " & me!cboSelection

    The part in RED is the WhereCondition for the report, and it specifies which record will be included in the report.

    Check the VBA help for more information on the OpenReport method of DoCmd.

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