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Is there an easy way to create a multi columns datacombobox or to link the item selected with an other field

eg:

these values are in a table

id   label
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1  |  man
2  |  Woman
3  |  Martian

the value 1,2,3 are listed in the dropdown combo, when I select 2, woman is printed in a textbox; I'd like to do this without having so create a query (it would be too easy :-))

thanks...
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Question by:Pleinpopossum
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by:Éric Moreau
ID: 2616156
The easiest way is to concatenate the 2 fields in your Select query (Select Id + ' - ' + Label AS FieldToDisplay From Table1) and bind the new field to the DataCombo.
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by:Pleinpopossum
ID: 2616193
Thank you very much emoreau. The idea is not so bad but the label is just to make the user to ensure he chose the right code. I already thought to this solution. So... I can't use it this way because I would need to isolate the code from the label for other ops... So I'd prefer a solution which would modify the value in the textbox when I change the value in the combo.

Xav.
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by:vindevogel
ID: 2616237
Standard functionality of the Sheridan grid / combobox (www.shersoft.com)
(Datawidgets)

You have 3 ways of adding data there.
Bound, Unbound or ADDITEM
In the additem, you can add whatever you want, multicolumn, ... It's reacting afterwards just like it came from a query.

Check the properties BoundText, BoundColumn and ListField ....
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by:pinshah
ID: 2616269
Bound both the combo and the Text box with same recordset.
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ndb earned 100 total points
ID: 2616367
You can also do this with the Microsoft Forms 2.0 controls.
You can bound these controls too.
I use it because I also have a text that is shown to the user in the combobox and an index that doesn't appear to the user.
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by:damienm
ID: 2616373
If you have 2 combo boxes, I visible and 1 invisible, the second containing label, then when you select item 1 from combo1 set the textbox = the corresponding item in the list from combo2
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by:ckhlam
ID: 2618294
Try to use combo box to keep the id and array to keep the labels.  Whenever you click a item on combo box,

txtLabel = aryLabel(cboID.listindex)

Then the label value can be printed on the text box.
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by:Pleinpopossum
ID: 2618784
The idea is good but I'm looking for a "natural" solution. In fact the main problem is that the combo has to be linked with a database. It means I'd better to use a datacombo. Thanks to ndb I discovered the Krosoft forms controls 2. It doesn't exactly reply to my problem but it helped me for other problem.

Thanks a lot for trying to help me.
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