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combobox and duplicate items

Jassimi asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I have a combobox that contains some items of one feild in database,,
some items are duplicate in that feild,
is there any method to remove the duplicate names in the combobox?
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TimCotteeApplications and Integrations Consultan

Hello Jassimi,

Easiest to remove the duplicates in the retrieval process from the database.

Using something like "Select Distinct MyField From MyTable" to eliminate duplicates before binding to the dropdown.




I don't want to remove it from the database..
I just want to remove it from the combobox
TimCotteeApplications and Integrations Consultan


That doesn't remove it from the table, simply selects only distinct values. It has no effect on what is stored there, just the values that are bound to the dropdown.



can you tell me how to that exactly,
because I connect this combobox through properties, I just chose the datasource and displaymember,

can I select the distinct values from properties,
tell me step by step
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