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I want to allow the user to view and select Access database records in a combo or list box.  Upon selecting a record, bring up another form with more fields for the selected record. I already have a form that allows the user to view the records, but in textboxes, not a list, or in table form.

Thanks for your efforts,
hubermar
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hubermar,
1. get a datacontrol, set the databasename and recordSource
2. Get a DOCombo(or DBList), set the Rowsource to the datacontrol and the listField to the field you want to have the list,
3. Get a 2nd datacontrol which connect all your text box to show the record (like the one in your 2nd form), set the database record, and set the recordsource to a SQL statement like "Select * from yourtable where yourListField = '" & DBCombo1.Text & "'" ;
4. In the DBCombo's Change event, refresh datacontrol2.

Let me know if you have problems.
Regards
Dalin
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how do i put a second datacontrol on the form?  I used the form builder for the first one.

I guess that this is above my head.  I'll keep trying...

thanks,
hubermar
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hubermar,
In your toolbox, there is a control called a data control, (just move your mouse over and the tooltip will show "Data". Click on it and then drop one in your form, just like you do with textbox or lable... It shoul automatically name it data2 (since you already have data1).

Let me know if I can be further help. Just add commends to the question. Don't warry, every one has a learning process. I have been there before.
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Dalin
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Dalin,

I'm with you till we get to the query.  Do i create the query in ACCESS or use the VisData? I can see that we need to stick a variable in the query, but i don't know how to do that.

Select * from dredge where Name:  =  DBCombo2.Text ;

Syntax must be wrong...

I do understand where you are going with this.  Makes plenty sense, but the variables are killing me.


Thanks,
hubermar

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