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Old June 9th, 2004, 09:48 AM
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Default Want Combo Box first item if only 1 item

Assume an Access form with two combo boxes, ComboBox2 is based on a query. When the user makes a choice in ComboBox1, the choices in ComboBox2 are updated by ComboBox1's After Update Event Procedure of: Me.ComboBox2.Requery.

If, upon requery, ComboBox2 only has one item, I want ComboBox2 to show that item so the user doesn't have to click its drop down arrow and choose the item.

Thank you for your help!

Mark J. Weisberger
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Old June 9th, 2004, 11:46 AM
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In the AfterUpdate event code try a variation of this:

strSQL = "SELECT criteria " similar to the criteria used in the rowsource in combo2
set rs = currentdb.openrecordset(strSQL)
If rs.recordcount = 1 then
   Me.combo2 = "the matching field"
   Me.combo2 = null
end if

Cheers Ray
Old June 9th, 2004, 12:42 PM
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Simple enough... after the second combobox requeries, add this to its AfterUpdate event:

If Me.ComboBox2.ListCount = 1 Then
   Me.ComboBox2 = Me.ComboBox2.Column(0,0)
End If

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Old June 9th, 2004, 04:03 PM
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Thank you Ray and Greg for your help. I used Greg's solution because it was more concise. Thanks again.

Mark J. Weisberger

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