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How to Change Combobox Recordset Source

Posted on 2004-04-25
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I'm using the Recordset property off a combobox to populate the combobox from an ADO recordset.  I do this for a lot of my quasi-static lookup lists by saving persistent ADO recordset files on the front ends of the data base.   It works well, except for when I try to change the recordset and then re-set the combobox Recordset property.  (Simple example:  change a State lookup list from the 51 USA states to the 13 Canadian provinces/territories based on a country selection).  The combobox doesn't seem to "take" the new values of the changed recordset.  Its dropdown list either displays all blanks or simply displays the orginal recordset values.

I've tried to use ADO methods (like .Delete, .AddNew and .Update) directly on the combobox recordset object.  I've also tried to first set the combobox recordset object to Nothing, and then set a new/changed recordset to the combobox recordset object.  Neither seems to do the trick, nor other variations.

Any ideas?  

Thanks,
Wyatt

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by:Mighty_Silly
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What is the code you use for "changing" the combo box's recordsource?

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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You don't use recordsource property bu the RowSource

Private Sub Form_Load()

Me.Combobox.RowSource= "Select fieldname From Table"
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by:nico5038
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Did you issue a me.requery to get a fresh form ?

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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If you want to change RowSource on command button click

Private Sub commandChange_Click()
Me.ComboBox.RowSource=""         'Clears Row SOurce
Me.ComboBox=""                          'Clears box display
Me.ComboBox.RowSource=Select Fieldnames Form Table"




End Sub
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 250 total points
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<(Simple example:  change a State lookup list from the 51 USA states to the 13 Canadian provinces/territories based on a country selection).>

Here is how to do this;

Private Sub Form_Load()
Me.cboCountry = ""
Me.cboCountry.RowSource = "Select Distinct Country From TableName"
End Sub

Private Sub cboCountry_AfterUpdate()
Me.cboState=""
Me.cboState.RowSource = "Select Distinct State From TableName " & _
                        "Where [Country]= " & Chr(34) & Me.cboCountry & Chr(34) & " "
End Sub
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by:WyattRidesAgain
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I'm sorry for not responding:  I've been pulled away on some emergency work.  Unfortunately I can't chase this further right now, and may have to re-post the question later.  Let me give out the points so you're not left dangling.  From the quantity of info provided, it seems fair to give capricorn the points.

Thanks for the fast answers!  Sorry we can't conclude this at this point.

Regards,
Wyatt
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