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ms access + remove values from combo box

Posted on 2011-02-15
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I have a form, and on the form there is a text box and a combo box, the text box is readonly, and the combo box is populated from a table.

The user selects a value from the combo box, and it adds what they selected to the value of the textbox.

is there a way to remove the value from the the combo box once selected, or a way to check the text in the textbox to see if the value was already added?  

The text box could have several words inside, each separated by a comma.
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Question by:dkilby
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ID: 34900503
What is the code you have for the combo box events now ?

mx
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by:dkilby
ID: 34900530
i am using visual basic on the afterupdate event
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LVL 75
ID: 34900538
Yes I know ... can you post that code ?

mx
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by:dkilby
ID: 34900612
ah sorry - here is the code.

Private Sub cboKeywords_AfterUpdate()
    Dim str As String
   
    str = str & Me.cboKeywords
   
    Me.txtKeywords = Me.txtKeywords & str & ", "
End Sub
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ID: 34900706
ok ...then to clear the combo:

Private Sub cboKeywords_AfterUpdate()
    Dim str As String
   
    str = str & Me.cboKeywords
   
    Me.txtKeywords = Me.txtKeywords & str & ", "

    Me.cboKeyWords= Null ' *********** add this

End Sub
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by:dkilby
ID: 34900760
can i also check the value of txtKeywords to make sure the value of cboKeywords has not already been added?

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LVL 75
ID: 34901957
sure ... stand by
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LVL 75
ID: 34902012
Here you go.

mx
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by:dkilby
ID: 34902050
i think the actual code is missing?
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
ID: 34902061
ahh OOPS ! sorry

Private Sub cboKeywords_AfterUpdate()
    Dim str As String
   
    If InStr(1, Me.txtKeywords, Me.cboKeywords) > 0 Then
        MsgBox "Word already in string"
        Exit Sub
    End If
   
    str = str & Me.cboKeywords
   
    Me.txtKeywords = Me.txtKeywords & str & ", "

    Me.cboKeywords = Null ' *********** add this
End Sub
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by:dkilby
ID: 34902096
Perfect thanks for the help
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