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Using VB5 Ent., I have written a program using a number of controls (bound & unbound).  I've tried updating to VB6 Ent. using ADODC.  I have a DBCombo bound to a DAO control to load the contents into the list, which works fine with ADODC.  The problem is that I load a DB Grid with a second ADO data control using the bound text from the DBCombo.  When I try to assign the grid using sql on the second control without specifying a recordsource, I get an error stating same.  I can't use sql in the properties of the ADODC because it is reliant on the bound column of the DBCombo.

Any ideas would be great.

   
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What I usually do is Assign a SQL Statement that will return no rows.  IE "SELECT CompanyNumber From CompanyList WHERE CompanyNumber = "XXXX"
Then. the grid will be empty.
When the User Clicks on an Item in the Combo.. the Recordsource is
Select * from CompanyList WHERE CompanyNumber ='" & cboList & "'"

I also use this technique when I know the recordset is quite large, and I dont want the user to wait for it to load, just so they can select another one from the list.
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Excellent!  
Something so simple and it works - Thanks for pointing it out.  I will also use it like you said - With large recordsets!

Thanks again.........
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