Using OpenForm Macro To Open A Subform To A Specific Record

Hello, fantastic site you have here!

I have a form based on a table called TermWithPaysStoredData that shows a single row for everyone in the table with a small amount of info from the table and has controls for a user to enter dates which writes to that same table.

I have a subform that reads that same table but has much more information about each row. I would like to add a button to each row of the main form that says "More Info". When clicked, it should open the subform to the same employee.

The field I want to match is called ID. My main form is called fTermWithPays and my subform is called fTermWithPaysMoreInformation.

I tried using the OpenForm method but that either opens the form to the first record or filters and shows only one blank record.

I'd like to use a macro for this if possible because I don't know VB.

Any ideas? Let me know if more explanation is needed.

Thanks very much!

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