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HideDuplicates Property [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Office 2003

You can use the HideDuplicates property to hide a control on a report when its value is the same as in the preceding record. Read/write Boolean.


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


The HideDuplicates property applies only to controls (check box, combo box, list box, option button, option group, text box, toggle button) on a report.

The property doesn't apply to check boxes, option buttons, or toggle buttons when they appear in an option group. It does apply to the option group itself.

The HideDuplicates property uses the following settings.

Setting Visual Basic Description
Yes True If the value of a control or the data it contains is the same as in the preceding record, the control is hidden.
No False (Default) The control is visible regardless of the value in the preceding record.

Note  You can set this property by using the control's property sheet , a macro , or Visual Basic .

You can set the HideDuplicates property only in report Design view.

You can use the HideDuplicates property to create a grouped report by using only the detail section rather than a group header and the detail section.


The following example returns the HideDuplicates property setting for the CategoryName text box and assigns the value to the intCurVal variable.

Dim intCurVal As Integer
intCurVal = Me!CategoryName.HideDuplicates