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Hi Guys,

Can I combine two fields, say last name & first name in just one combobox. I am encountering errors trying to do so. Could you please help me with this?

Thanks in advance and Happy Easter
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Question by:jay_acbo
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by:Ryan Chong
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What is the error appears? any code avaible? ..
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by:Neo78
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Yes u can....here's a suggestion which u have to modify for it to work for u

With cmbData(0)
    .Clear
    If cRcs.boo_ReadData("LeaveType") Then
      While Not cRcs.rcs_ReadData.EOF
        .AddItem cRcs.rcs_ReadData!TypeOfLeave & _
                 "  : " & cRcs.rcs_ReadData!LeaveDesc & ""
        cRcs.Move NextRecord
      Wend
    End If
End With

cRcs.boo_readData is my function call which is a class module. So based on how u declare your recordset and its connections, u can try replacing mine with yours.
But the main part should look like the line : .AddItem....!TypeOfLeave & _.....

In the example, my table is LeaveType, the two fields are TypeOfLeave and LeaveDesc and combobox is cmbData(0).

Regards.
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raizon earned 40 total points
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the way I do this in SQL is build my SQL statment like so.

sql = "SELECT lname + fname As fullName from Table"
rs.Open sql, conn

If not rs.EOF then
  while not rs.EOF
    cmbData.AddItem rs("fullName")
  wend
End If

but basically the concept is combining the two fields from your database in your sql statment and aliasing them as a single field.
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by:CodeWizrd
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The previous answers are all good, except I would trim the fields when putting them together like so:

cboDropdown.additem trim(firstname) & " " & trim(lastname)

This way, your drop down would contain "Rich Smith" instead of potentially "Rich            Smith           " depending on how your database is set up.

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by:jay_acbo
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actually, i'm using a data combo control....
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by:Ryan Chong
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Then what's the problem? ..
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by:Éric Moreau
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then use raizon idea: sql = "SELECT lname + fname As fullName from Table"
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