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    vCallNSPF is offline Advanced Beginner
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    import the foreign key into the primary key


    I have two tables, one for equipment information, (EquipmentInformation) one for tests on the equipment, (EquipmentTest)

    the equipment in formation table has a foreign key, (EquipmentID), which is the primary key in the equipment tests table. this allows me to assign test data to each piece of equipment.

    the EquipmentInformation form is linked to the EquipmentTest form via a command button.

    is it possible, after filling out or viewing the information on a piece of equipment in the EquipmentInformation form, to then press the command button to open the EquipmentTest form AND import the EquipmentID value from EquipmentInformation into the EquipmentID field in the EquipmentTest form.

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    The answer is probably YES but it sounds like you might have things backwards. You would normally place a PrimaryKey (PK) in another table as a ForeignKey (FK) but not take a FK from one table and put it in another table as a PK.

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    vCallNSPF is offline Advanced Beginner
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    my bad, yeah the other way around

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    Simply pass the value in the OpenArgs argument of the OpenForm function and catch it in the OnLoad event of the next form and put it in the field you want. If you could use a mainForm/SubForm arrangement then Access would do it for you if it were the LinkChild/MasterFields value of the SubFormControl.

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