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Default Subform Filter based on Multiselect Combo boxes

Hi All,

I'm a newbie in terms of Access and some of its functionality . I've been stuck on this problem for a couple days, even after searching the Web, etc.

Currently I have five combo boxes that are multiselects in my main form. I need to use these combo boxes to filter a subform within my main form.

My combo boxes are as follows:
1. A - 4 select options
2. B - 10 select options
3. C - 4 select options
4. D - 3 select options
5. E - 4 select options

My subform is a listing of all the possible combinations of these select options (therefore there are 4 x 10 x 4 x 3 x 4 records).

I am having trouble understanding how to link these unbound combo boxes to the subform to make the filter work once a user has selected their options from the 5 combo boxes.

Case example:
If I select option 1, 2, and 3 from combo box A, and options 2 from combo box B, C, D, and E; I would want the subform to filter based on this query:

(A_id = 1 OR A_id = 2 OR A_id = 3) AND
B_id = 2 AND
C_id = 2 AND
D_id = 2 AND
E_id = 2;

I hope this makes sense. Can anyone please help me out on this one. I'd be indebted to you! I really appreciate it

Any help on which functions or what code to put and where to put it would be great!


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   Create the query for your subform in the query designer. Then, for each field in the query that will be filtered by the combo boxes, enter this code on the Criteria line in the query:


   Make sure the combo boxes are bound to the same column that you are calling from the query criteria. Also, make sure the combo boxes have a default selection.

   Then use a button or a combo event to requery the subform.

Does that help?

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Great! Thanks so much it helps :) I really appreciate it!

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