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    Populate Text in Report Header

    I've trawled the net for something on this. Can anyone think about how to Put a header title in a module that would be used to "write" a name to reports. I've seen where a result from a query can be used but I am wanting to prevent the user from manipulating (changing) the title.
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    Sure; create a public function that returns the title and put a textbox in the header with:

    =FunctionName()
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    Could you throw me another crumb please I can get message box to throw up a result but cannot find anything on returning a text value
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    Might help if you posted what you're trying, but does this help?

    http://www.baldyweb.com/Function.htm
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    I have done a module modRptsTitle

    I had looked at your page and Googliarised a hundred other, another hour of my life gone

    Public Function RptsTitle() As String
    RptsTitle "Green Acres"
    End Function
    this is one of a few things I've tried but seeing as it does not return a value the next part won't work

    in the text box on the reports the Control Source is =RptsTitle()

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    I do not understand what you want. If title is not a static label or textbox bound to field, where should it come from?

    The function doesn't return anything because there is no = sign. That code shouldn't even compile.

    RptsTitle = "Green Acres"

    Why use a function that returns literal text that could simply be a label caption?
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    Hi
    Should have given the whole story. About 15 reports. I want the company name in the header. So I can put the Company Name ( actually it is for sports clubs so club name) into labels but every time I supply to a different Company (or Club) that is a lot of Copy Paste when one line of code could do the job. Sorry I missed the = sign when typing here. This brings up a parameter Query RptsTitle when any report is opened

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    Can you post the db here?

    just noticed your location. Visited my daughter who lives in Wellington around Easter. We tried to visit Napier but there was no room at the inn.
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    So you are developing a db product for distribution to independent clubs? You will be modifying the code before giving it to user? A better approach might be a table, even if it has only one record and one field, to hold the club name. Then if you want a function, it can lookup value from the table.
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    I don't know whether I'm more embarrassed about living in a town with one inn or whether I've just spotted my report control source as =RptsTiltle()

    So where on the list of "if things don't work recheck your speiilng" lies. Probably Number One
    Oh well it has probably given you a chuckle

    Thankyou for letting me waste your time

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    LOL! Lots of inns I'm sure, we were trying to put together a last minute trip. Ended up in wine country, but we stupid Americans didn't realize how big Easter Friday is in NZ.
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