Submacro Macro Statement

 Submacro Macro Statement

The Submacro statement defines a seperate macro in the Macro Designer window.

Setting

The Submacro action has the following arguments.

Argument

Required

Description

Name

Yes

A string that appears as the name of the macro.

Example

The following macro demonstrates the use of the OnError action. In this example, the OnError action specifies that Access run a custom error handling macro named ErrorHandler when an error occurs. When an error occurs, the CatchErrors submacro is called. If the error number is 2102, a specific message is displayed and macro execution is halted. Otherwise, a message describing the error is displayed and the macro is paused so that you can perform additional troubleshooting. The ErrorHandler macro displays a message box that refers to the MacroError object to display information about the error.

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/* MACRO: mcrThrowErrors                                  */
/* PURPOSE: Error handling using macros in Access 2010    */

OnError
    Go to Macro Name
    Macro Name CatchErrors

OpenForm 
    Form Name frmSamples
    View Form
    Filter Name
    Where Condition
    Data Mode
    Window Mode Normal

MessageBox 
    Message This message appears after the OpenForm action
    Beep Yes
    Type None
    Title


/* SUBMACRO: CatchErrors                                   */

SubMacro: CatchErrors
    If [MacroError].[Number]=2101 Then
        MessageBox
            Message Cannot find the specified form!
            Beep Yes
            Type Critical
            Title
        StopMacro

    Else
        MessageBox
            Message =[MacroErro].[Description]
            Beep Yes
            Type None
            Title Unhandled Error

        SingleStep
    End If

End SubMacro

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