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DLookup Error

DLookup Error

DLookup Error

(OP)
I'm having an issue with some DLookup code that I wrote & was looking for some suggestions on a solution.  The error that I receive when run is:
Run-Time error '2471'
The expression you encountered as a query parameter produced this error: 'The object doesn't contain the automation object 'Smith.''
The code is as follows:

Private Sub Last_Name_Change()
Dim X As String
Dim Y As String
X = Forms![Service Table Form]![Last Name].Value
Y = DLookup("[First Name]", "Customer", _
    "[Last Name] = " & X)
First_Name.SetFocus
First_Name.Value = Y

End Sub

This code structure has worked fine for me when looking up integers.  [Last Name] on the [Service Table Form] is a combo box that looks up entries in the [Customer] table, so I know the entries are there.  X populates fine but Y is never populated because of the error.  Any ideas?

Thank you in advance.

Dave
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RE: DLookup Error

Looks like you only need to see the first name on the form. How about adding a textbox whos Control Source is:
    =DLookup("[First Name]", "Customer","[Last Name] = Forms![Service Table Form]![Last Name]")
If this is the case scrap the bound [First Name] field. Give 'er a try...

Gord
ghubbell@total.net

RE: DLookup Error

Even though you may be displaying the last name in the combobox it may be bound to the primary key of the table. You might try this instead:

Y = DLookup("[First Name]", "Customer", _
    "[CustomerID] = " & X)

Where 'CustomerID' is the actual name of the primary key field.

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