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Default How to pass parameters to MS Access report


         I am facing a problem, which is highly disturbing me. I am
developing a package for an organization using VB6 as front end and

MS Access as database.

       I have to prepare reports which are very elaborate. Reports have been designed in Access. There are situations when i have to pass parameters to reports. These parameters are not the fields of datasource of report, but they are month, date parameters of sub queries from where datasource query is bening generated. These parameters have successfully been passed from ACcess, but my problem is that i want user input from VB6 and want to pass it as parameter to Access report.

I ve use docmd which provides an opportunity to enter the where clause, but i can not use it as my parameter does not belong to direc datasoure, but it is part of the subquries , behind.

Is there any way which will help me.

Moreover, i want to switch over from Access to Sql Server 2000. Is there any way in which Access works at the front end and Server on the back end as is the case with Mysql.

waiting anxiously


Asif Murtaz
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Why did you put so much blank space in this post?

Yes, you can use Access as the front end and SQL Server as the back end. I do that almost exclusively.

If you are using SQL Server, your best bet is to create a stored procedure, and then pass the parameters to the stored procedure.

In your current situation, you say that the fields you want to pass parameters to "are not the fields of datasource of report..." The solution is to MAKE them fields in the datasource, and you can even put them on the report, just set them to Visible = No.

So on your primary query, add the date fields from the secondary query, and them put them on the report. It is curious that they are not on the report if they are parameters of the report. I do something similar and put the fields on as a range in the report header so that the title of the report is "Sales from 10/1/2007 to 10/31/2007" for example. I use two labels and two text boxes. Anyway...

Did that help?


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