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I have created a form with names in it. I want to be able to run reports but I would like to run the report on a particuliar person and not run it on all the records. I have not been able to figure this out. I can create a form by filter and then create a report that way, however I know there must be an easier way of doing this? So lets say the last name begins with "G" and I want all the records G has entered. Any idea on how to run the report to pull just the records G had issues with?
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Hi rivekm,

Your form should be based on a recordset (Table or Query), which is probably a query. The best solution most likely is to base the form on a Parameter Query. What this will do, is when you open your form or run the report it will prompt you by way of a dialog box to enter the parameter (Criteria) that you want the the query to be based on.

So for example, if you want the dialog box to prompt you for a name in the Field Surname

Open the Query in Design mode
In the Criteria section of the Field Surname type [Enter Surname] Note the square brackets around the criteria.

This should do the trick for you. :whistling:

Look up "create a paramater query" in the Help section, it should give you all the neccessary info.
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