Solved

Combo, listbox

Posted on 1998-07-20
7
162 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
This may be an easy question.  With the combo box, list box, ect.  I am using it to connect to an access query.  I selected a specific field and recordsource for it.  I only has the first record visible in the drop down box.  How do I change it so It has all records?

EG.

connect to access.
Have 20 names in names table
choose lastname as recordsource
only has 1 name in drop down box, should be 20.


thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:DAVIDH
7 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:DQ
ID: 1466254
Using the DBCombo and DBlist controls.
0
 

Author Comment

by:DAVIDH
ID: 1466255
I am using the controls thats not the problem, the controls ONLY show the first record in the drop down box.  I want all the records.
0
 

Author Comment

by:DAVIDH
ID: 1466256
I am using the controls thats not the problem, the controls ONLY show the first record in the drop down box.  I want all the records.
0
Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Dalin
ID: 1466257
DAVIDH,
Assume you are using a datacontrol

You need to specify the Rowsource (the datacontrol for the table,  and then set the listField to the column you want to show.

If you need help on doing that, let me know
Regards
Dalin
0
 

Author Comment

by:DAVIDH
ID: 1466258
Dalin,

I have done all of that.  In my message I said what the problem is.   It connects to the database, connects to the query, connects to the recordsource, but when I click the down arrow on the drop box, it only shows the first record, all the others are blank.  I want it to be filled with all the records.  

When I click the arrow control on DATA1  it will move to the next one, and so on, but I want the user to be able to choose from a drop down box, similar to the way they would in access.


Thanks
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Dalin earned 50 total points
ID: 1466259
DavidH,

What I show is additional to what you have done.

What you have done it to bind the combo to the recordset, which automatically shows the value of the field you connect to, but only one at a time.

To show the whole list from a field of the table, you need to have a dbCOmbo and set the rowsource and list field.

The other way is to put all the records (the 20 some) in the List property of the regular combo, but you need to do that everytime a new value added to the field.

Let me know If I did not make myself clear.

Regards
Dalin



0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:deighton
ID: 1466260
Dbcombo.style = 2 '(Dropdown List)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When trying to find the cause of a problem in VBA or VB6 it's often valuable to know what procedures were executed prior to the error. You can use the Call Stack for that but it is often inadequate because it may show procedures you aren't intereste…
Most everyone who has done any programming in VB6 knows that you can do something in code like Debug.Print MyVar and that when the program runs from the IDE, the value of MyVar will be displayed in the Immediate Window. Less well known is Debug.Asse…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…

790 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question