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Old October 5th, 2003, 12:00 PM
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Default Getting data from tables

I am quite new at Access VBA and i am making a script where when you type the name of an item in to a box it comes up with all the people that are linked to it. There is a field in the people table which has a number the same as the ID of the item. Now to save them having to type in the ID number i want them to type in the name of the item, then find the ID of the item then call up the people related to it. I can do it all apart from finding the ID of the item they entered. Can anyone help?

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On your form, you have the person's name and a dropdown (combobox) next to it. On the combobox, you make the rowsource have two columns: the ID and the name of the item. Set the bound column property to column 1. Set the column widths to zero inches for column 1 and (say) two inches for column 2. Set the list width to the same width as column 2. This will make column 1 invisible (no item numbers will show because column 1 width was set to zero) and let people see only the item name (column 2) when they click on the dropdown.

When they choose an item name (column 2) from the dropdown, because the bound column is really column 1 (which is invisible), Access will store the item ID along with the person's name in your table.

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Thank you for that. I got it working now.

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Matthew Leek

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