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Thomas Gonder       
2 years ago
This is a great idea to add to the multiple tables that users use. I would like to offer ONE query that sets all IsSelected to false. So, I want to prompt the user for a table name, but I don't want to use the actual table name (it's confusing for the user with a name like "tbl_Hr_Emp"). In the HR applications, there are maybe 5 tables that could have IsSelected cleared. How can we pass which table to set to the generalized update query?
Richard Rost             
2 years ago
Why not set up a table with the query names in it that you want to run, much like I do with reports in Report Listbox?
Thomas Gonder       
2 years ago
A listbox or menu, pretty much the same thing (except for what you're doing in the extended cut). My question was a bit different. You had to create separate reports for the listbox (in the referenced Tech Help), fair enough. In theory, one update query for setting all the records with IsSelected  to false could handle all the different tables that are using IsSelected (I'm a design minimalist, at least when it comes to common work). We DON'T want to update all the tables at once, as there could be another user setting IsSelected in a second table (we'll skip the topic of task locking for now). The only thing that is needed is a way to tell the ONE update query which ONE table to update. How can we pass the table name to the update query from a menu command button and have it work? (I can see how to do it with a listbox and VBA based on the Tech Help, but not from a command button).
Kevin Robertson             
2 years ago
How about a Public Sub Routine in a Global Module? You could send the Table name as a parameter.
Thomas Gonder       
2 years ago
Yes, I'm just not sure how to send the parameter from a command button.

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