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Hey all. I searched previous questions and found some simular to mine, but none really helped me.

I have a form running off a qry (qryTroubleTracking).  Inside qryTroubleTracking I have mulitple tables linked pulling data from different areas into one main table (Trouble Tracking). One particular table linked to my main table (Trouble Tracking) is  'Opp Center Specialist'.  In Opp Center Specialist table I have three columns - Old Acct ID, Specialist and MDMA Analyst.  A specific Old Acct ID number is linked to specific Specialist and MDMA Analyst.

With that said, on my form, when I select a number (Old Acct ID) from my combo box, I want the corresponding names to populate in two different text boxes. One for Specialist and another for MDMA Analyst.  I've tried different suggestions from other topics, but cannot get the code or tips to work. All I can get it to do it show me an error message or have both text boxes show the same name.  lol

Please help.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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Are you using all 3 columns in the Combo? You should be ... and you can hide them by setting the ColumnCount and ColumnWidths property. For example. if you have a  RowSource like this:

SELECT [Old Acct ID], [Specialist], [MDMA Analyst] FROM [Opp Center Specialist]

With these values:

ColumnCount = 3
ColumnWidths: 1;0;0

Then Access will show the First column, but not the other two. You can, however, refer to those columns as needed, perhaps in the AfterUpdate event of the combo:

Me.SomeTextbox = Me.Combo0.Column(1) '/second column
Me.SomeOtherTextbox = Me.Combo0.Column(2) '/third column

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by:Larkwood
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Yes, I'm using all 3 columns.  I actually have my column widths set as {2.5;0;0}.

I also set my row source as typed above.  I then went to AfterUpdate(Event Procedure) and typed in the following code:

Me.Specialist = Me.Old_Acct_ID.Column(1)
Me.MDMA_Analyst = Me.Old_Acct_ID.Column(2)


So - now the Old Acct ID numbers show up in my combo box.  That's a move in the right direction!  But both my text boxes just show the number i select in my combo box. What should I have under my control source for both text boxes?


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by:Larkwood
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I'm also getting a Mircosoft Visual Basic Run-Time error

"You can't assign a value to this object".  This refers to the code.

Think I figured out my control sources for my text boxes. I used:

=[Old Acct ID].[Column](1)
=[Old Acct ID].[Column](2)

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by:Larkwood
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Okay - I got it to work!
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