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i'm making a "sex" option group.. options are of course Male and Female... i already have data in the table which someone else made and i am fixing.  in the field sex, values are saved as 'M' and 'F'.  the option group wizard will only let me save the values to the tables as numbers and i want to save them as 1='M' and 2="F"...  i found this code that should work

=Switch([Forms]![frmPatient]!sex=1,"M",[Forms]![frmPatient]!sex=2,"F")

first of all, is that code correct, and second if so, where does it go?

Matt
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by:jadedata
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Hey matthackney!

  Option groups can ONLY use numerics for base values.  Because this is so, you will constantly have to be changing the number to "M/F" values, back and forth ad nauseum in your code.  You would have to put your Switch() function conversion everywhere you need to translate the optgrp to a text value.

  Would you consider a combobox, in place of the option group??  No special coding required....

regards
Jack
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by:matthackney
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i've got a combo box now that works fine.. but the form in foxpro (i mentioned i am converting this from someone else's database) has buttons and i wanted it to look as much like that one as possible.. i was just seeing if there was a way.

Matt
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There is a way,... and you will be constantly trying to stay in front of the convertion from number to string.
Keep it simple.
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sounds like a good idea to me, it's what i wanted to do in the 1st place.. i'll check with the project leader, he'll live.
thanks,
matt
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