We currently have a combo box on our client form displaying client names but the list for some of our customers is quite large (approaching 10,000 records) with performance in control loading seriously degrading. We need to find either a better way to display the names to initiate a search or a faster way to load the control. I've been told, though admittedly don't understand, to use a subform or list box instead of a combo. Is this true?? and why would it be faster? If anyone can offer suggestions on an approach to looking up names with this many records it will be greatly appreciated.