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value and text in combo Excel vba

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Hello,

I want to know if it's possible to assign value and text information to a combo in vba to show the text and make the queries with the value.

Thanks in advance.
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by:assyst
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If your value field is a number field. you can set the text by using the additem method and
you can set the value data using the itemdata of a combobox

eg.

   Combo1.AddItem "Assyst"
   Combo1.ItemData(Combo1.NewIndex) = 1

if your value field is not a number field. you can make use of a string array and get the
required value data in the click event using the listindex as the array index.

Good Luck
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Addition to above comment

You can get the value item by

1st method using the itemdata
     dim x
           x = combo1.itemdata(combo1.listindex)
2nd method
    suppose arrlist is the string array
    dim x
          x = arrlist(combo1.listindex)
 
Hope this will serve the purpose
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by:nuberun
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Hi,

Thanks for your assistance but I don't have the itemdata property in the combo box.

Regards
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Ur application is in Visual Basic right..
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This part is in Excel, using vba. In vb.net there is the option to assign the value and text to be displayed. I want to be able to do the same in Excel vba.
Thanks for your help
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Maintain an array of "behind-the-scenes" values that parallels the indices of the combo box.  Then when you need to access the value (not the displayed text) pull from the array using the index of the selected item in the combo box.

Or you could maintain your list of values in excel and access with vlookup (see http://www.exceltip.com/st/Add_Combo_Box_to_a_Sheet_in_Microsoft_Excel/300.html)
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I believe my post answers the question (conceptual answer as well as a link)
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