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How to capture a user generated form filter
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I'm trying to allow a user to drill down to a selection of records using the individual drop-down filters in the datasheet view of a split form, and from there make modifications to just the filtered records using VBA code.

and I can't figure out how to use code to save the manual filter choices. When I open and edit the recordset based on the form's recordsource query, it edits all the records in the query, not just the filtered set.

I think I need to save the filtered version of the query behind the form before I can work with just those records,
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Is it possible for the button to pick out only the criteria that the user specified? I mean, without having to go through ten thousand if statements like

If len(me.filterfield1)>0 and len(me.filterfield2)= 0 and. len(me.filterfield5)= 0 then
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