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Default combo box with 2 columns

i am using a combo box with 2 columns but when i select a choice it only shows the first column value, i want to show the 2 columns selected

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The way I would do this (and I have) is to modify the query behind the combo box. If the two fields are LastName and FirstName, for example, modify the query like this:

Add a column to the query called "Name" and put this as the source:

Name:([LastName] & ", " & [FirstName])

Then hide those two columns by unchecking show column.

Then modify the combo box to 2 fields (PK and Name) and change the display to something like 0";2"

HTH

mmcdonal


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