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Access 2010, I cant get the "on Format" event to work on reports

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Access 2010, I can't get the "on Format" event to work on reports for any section, header footer or detail.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

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Hi there and welcome

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This is to early in the process to do control formating

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I would put the code in the On Open event of your report and it should then run

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If you have any difficulties, please let me know

Customer:

There is no On Open event in the detail section of a report. I am an experienced VBA programmer and iknow what I am doing. In other versions of ACCESS I have used the On Format event to format my reports very effectively. I just can't get it to work in ACCESS 2010. Is there somewhere in teh program that one can turn On or Off the event actions on a report?

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no you cant turn it on and off, but have you tried on the on open?

Customer:

There is no "On Open" event in the detail properties of a report! Where is the On open you are talking about?

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on the properties of the report itself, click in the top right of the report to get to this

Customer:

On Open is only good if one wants to format a control the same way for each occurrence of the report details. In the past I used the On Format to conditionally format the controls in each occurrence of the report detail. For example if the value of a control is zero I may wish to make the visible property false. In Access 2010 the event On Format doen't appear to be active. I have put in code with errors and I have set beakpoints in the code - they were not noticed by the program. Why????

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The on format doesnt work in the Report view. but only in the Preview or Normal views.

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this may be why it is not running for you

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Thanks for your help! I will use you again I'm sure. Can I request you personally next time?

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yes you can

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Customer:

Yes it works in Print Preview - I didn't see a normal view just "Report', "Layout", "Design" and "Print Preview". What is hour name? I will accept and click it.

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10-4 and thanks

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