AllowFilters Property [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

You can use the AllowFilters property to specify whether records in a form can be filtered. Read/write Boolean.


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


The AllowFilters property uses the following settings.

Setting Visual Basic Description
Yes True (Default) Records can be filtered.
No False Records can't be filtered.

You can set this property by using the form's property sheet , a macro , or Visual Basic .


Filters are commonly used to view a temporary subset of the records in a database. When you use a filter, you apply criteria to display only records that meet specific conditions. In an Employees form, for example, you can use a filter to display only records of employees with over 5 years of service. You can also use a filter to restrict access to records containing sensitive information, such as financial or medical data.

Note  Setting the AllowFilters property to No does not affect the Filter , FilterOn , ServerFilter , or ServerFilterByForm properties. You can still use these properties to set and remove filters. You can also still use the following actions or methods to apply and remove filters.

Actions Methods
ApplyFilter ApplyFilter
OpenForm OpenForm
ShowAllRecords ShowAllRecords

Applies to | Form Object