Combobox, continuous form, Update an unbound field with data from master table based upon data in combobox
Posted on 2010-08-23
I have a form that has a combobox that is used to select a product from the product master table. There is a selection query behind the combobox that selectes ProductID, ProductCode, and ProductDesc. This is a continuous form. The data entry person knows the product codes and wants to enter those in records. However, they would like for the product description to be displayed next to the product code alongside every record. How can I make that happen?
If I put an unbound field, the same data is displayed for every record. It appears I have to add a field in the transaction table for the product description. That kills the design of a relational database. Then, what happens if the description changes in the product master table? The new description will not be in the transaction table.