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OptionButn group=>(single value in DB)

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In Delphi it is possible to use a group of "radio buttons" (option buttons) to represent a single field in a DB.ie each button has an assigned value wich-when selected- is written to the specified field in the DB. Is this possible in VB5? seems to me that with the standard (ActiveX) component suplied with VB each button bust be bound to its own field? I could not find any documentation describing the methodology of binding option buttons to a DB in the manuals. Im using VB5(Enterprise Ed.)
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swilt earned 100 total points
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Set up your Data Control: DatabaseName and RecordSource
Set up a Label:DataSource, DataField and Visible = False

Use the following code (this could be modified to use a control array of option boxes)

Private Sub Label1_Change()
    Select Case UCase$(Label1.Caption)
    Case "X": Option1.Value = True
    Case "Y": Option2.Value = True
    Case "Z": Option3.Value = True
    End Select
End Sub

Private Sub Option1_Click()
    Label1.Caption = "X"
End Sub

Private Sub Option2_Click()
    Label1.Caption = "Y"
End Sub

Private Sub Option3_Click()
    Label1.Caption = "Z"
End Sub

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by:Deep Diver
ID: 1464661
Hi "swilt"
Thats a very usefull trick. Thanks.
My only problem with this solution is that in my program there is about 50+ instances of this problem (I maybe should have said this in my question...sorry). However if nobody else have any comments/answers that uses less code I will award you the points.

Regards
Riaan
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by:Deep Diver
ID: 1464662
Hi again!
I just tried out the Indexed version of your proposed answer; only 2 instructions!

I now realize that my previous comment was very much uninformed!
Here's your 100 points!

Regards
Riaan
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