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    jlawson258 is offline Novice
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    need help with a macro to display a message, end all processing and set the focus to a field

    I need to create a macro that will run when a field is blank when the lost_focus action runs. I have a macro that displays a message box, and runs the cancelevent action. However I can't seem to get the focus to go back to the field we just left. The field is on a sub_form.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Micron is offline Virtually Inert Person
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    Most of us here don't use macros, favoring code instead. Your issue is probably how you're referencing the control in question. Using the builder will pretty much get it right all the time, or you can try to figure out how to apply the syntax to reference subform controls:

    Forms!YourFormName.yourSubformControlName.Form.NameOfControlHere

    SubformControlName is the name of the control that contains the subform. It might be the same name as your subform (if you used a wizard) but I do not allow that.
    - "doesn't work" doesn't help. Implement changes in copies of your database.
    Iím telling everyone it's good to eat dried grapes. Itís all about raisin awareness.

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