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Please could you tell me where I am going wrong

I want to open 1 of 2 forms depending if a certain text is present in a field of a table.

If text "Expired" is present in the 'Name' field of Table 'MAIN' then open form 'Expired' and if is not present open form 'Data_In'.

The following code in the 'On Open' Event Criteria of a Hidden form, and does not work, that is to say neither form opens:

Private Sub Form_Open(Cancel As Integer)
If DCount("Name", "MAIN", "Expired") = 0 Then
DoCmd.OpenForm "Data_In", acNormal
Else
DoCmd.OpenForm "Expired", acNormal
End If
End Sub

Very new to this so suggested code to use in above sub routine would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Stephen

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Last Post by stephen_UK
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The syntax you're using for your DCOUNT function is incorrect. If you use something like this:

DCount("Name", "MAIN", "Name = 'Expired'")

...then it should give you the count you're looking for. However, since you are actually looking for a simple count of rows that fit the criterion, you could (for simplicity's sake, and to avoid future confusion) use this:

DCount("*", "MAIN", "Name = 'Expired'")

Hope this helps. Good luck!

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