GoToRecord Action [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

You can use the GoToRecord action to make the specified record the current record in an open table, form, or query result set.

Setting

The GoToRecord action has the following arguments.

Action argument Description
Object Type The type of object that contains the record you want to make current. Click Table, Query, Form, Server View, Stored Procedure, or Function in the Object Type box in the Action Arguments section of the Macro window. Leave this argument blank to select the active object.
Object Name The name of the object that contains the record you want to make the current record. The Object Name box shows all objects in the current database of the type selected by the Object Type argument. If you leave the Object Type argument blank, leave this argument blank also.
Record The record to make the current record. Click Previous, Next, First, Last, Go To, or New in the Record box. The default is Next.
Offset An integer or expression that evaluates to an integer. An expression must be preceded by an equal sign (=). This argument specifies the record to make the current record. You can use the Offset argument in two ways:
  • When the Record argument is Next or Previous, Microsoft Access moves the number of records forward or backward specified in the Offset argument.
  • When the Record argument is Go To, Access moves to the record with the number equal to the Offset argument. The record number is shown in the record number box at the bottom of the window.

Note  If you use the First, Last, or New setting for the Record argument, Access ignores the Offset argument. If you enter an Offset argument that's too large, Access displays an error message. You can't enter negative numbers for the Offset argument.

Remarks

If the focus is in a particular control in a record, this action leaves it in the same control for the new record.

You can use the New setting for the Record argument to move to the blank record at the end of a form or table so you can enter new data.

This action is similar to clicking Go To on the Edit menu. The First, Last, Next, Previous, and New Record subcommands of the Go To command have the same effect on the selected object as the First, Last, Next, Previous, and New settings for the Record argument. You can also move to records by using the navigation buttons at the bottom of the window.

You can use the GoToRecord action to make a record on a hidden form the current record if you specify the hidden form in the Object Type and Object Name arguments.

To run the GoToRecord action in Microsoft Visual Basic, use the GoToRecord method of the DoCmd object.



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