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ColumnHeader of ComboBox?

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How do I get in code the ColumnHeader of a specific Column of a ComboBox?
(The combox Box is on a form..Not created in code)
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shanesuebsahakarn earned 400 total points
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You could use something like this:

Dim rst As DAO.Recordset
Dim fld As Field

Set rst = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset(Me!Combo1.RowSource)
For Each fld In rst.Fields
   MsgBox fld.Name
Next
rst.Close
Set rst = Nothing

This retrieves the field names of the query on which the combo is based, but does not take into account hidden columns in the combo.

You could put it into a function (warning, this is air code!):

Function GetColHead(ComboName as String, ColNum As Long) As String
Dim rst As DAO.Recordset

Set rst = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset(Me(ComboName).RowSource)
GetColHead = rst(ColNum).Name
rst.Close
Set rst = Nothing
End Function

Put the function into the form, and call it with something like:
GetColHead("Combo1")
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