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VBA to change Fore Color for designated table cells

VBA to change Fore Color for designated table cells

hi to all

I have a table (tblTargetCells) with 2 long fields, col and row. There are typically about 100 records.


col   row
 1     3
 1     12
 1     25
 2     4
 2     35
 3     17
... etc
 22    18
 22    50 

There is a 2nd table (tblOutput) that has long values in, say, 23 fields (row, c1, c2, c3, ... c22).


row     c1   c2   c3   ...   c22
 1       5    7    2    ...   45
 2       42   6    31   ...   21
 3       11   54   14   ...   99
... etc
 21      31   5    71   ...   38
 22      4    65   30   ...   20 

A report,(rptOutput), presents the data exactly as it appears in tblOutput.

Here's my question. In the Report, I want Fore Color = 255 for ALL cells identified in tblTargetCells.
For example, the first record of tblTargetCells indicates that we need to change the Fore Color of the 11 found in column c1 and row 3 of the Report.

Could some kind soul sketch out VBA that would do this? Even a rough outline would really help.
Thanks in advance.

RE: VBA to change Fore Color for designated table cells

You would have to create a recordset from tblOutput and an array from tblTargetCells and loop through them.

RE: VBA to change Fore Color for designated table cells

Simply make a function


Public Function IsTarget(cellNumber As Long) As Boolean
  IsTarget = (DCount("*", "tblTargetCells", "cellValue = " & cellNumber) > 0)
End Function 
Then use conditional formatting for the color you want.
Expression: isTarget([c1])

RE: VBA to change Fore Color for designated table cells

You can try code like this assuming your text boxes are named the same as the fields:

CODE --> vba

Option Compare Database
Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
Dim db As DAO.Database

Private Sub Detail_Format(Cancel As Integer, FormatCount As Integer)
    Dim intRow As Integer
    Dim intCol As Integer
    intRow = Me.row
    With rs
        For intCol = 1 To 22
            .FindFirst "Row = " & intRow & " AND Col = " & intCol
            If .NoMatch Then
                Me("c" & intCol).ForeColor = vbBlack
                Me("c" & intCol).ForeColor = 255
            End If
    End With
End Sub

Private Sub Report_Close()
    Set db = Nothing
End Sub

Private Sub Report_Open(Cancel As Integer)
    Set db = CurrentDb
    Set rs = db.OpenRecordset("SELECT Row, Col FROM tblTargetCells")
End Sub 

Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP 2001-2016

RE: VBA to change Fore Color for designated table cells

Thanks to all who responded. I used Duane's solution, adding other properties like FontWeight as well.

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