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Hello, I have a database which several users here have been helping me with, and I would like help getting it to work.  

In the database there if a form frmAssign which I would like to modify [Imported].[Assignment] based on user selections.

The goal is to select a user from the list box (drawing from tblUser) and pass [tblUser].[Username] to [Imported].[Assignment].  I would like the user to either be able to select a range of years (from [Imported].[Year]) or reference numbers (from [Imported].[Call Number]) and assign the selected user from the list box when he or she clicks cmdAssign.

I would also like to clear the assignments for a user when they click cmdRemoveAssignment.

If anyone can help me figure out how to do any of the above, I would very much appreciate the feedback.

Thanks in advance,
bevo




 I have attached an example copy of this database to the question.
EE-assign-example.accdb
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Hi there :)

I only use access 2003, but if you would like to convert your example to .mdb I would be happy to takea look.
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Hi Dockie, I've attached the .mdb file to this message.  Thanks!
EE-assign-example.mdb
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You could try this,

In your table "Imported"  Click on your field "Assignment", then click on the Look up tab.  Set the Row Source to "tblUser", set the column count to 3, the column widths to "0;;0".

On Your form "frmAssign"  remove the unbound list box and add the "Assignment" control, then just select the user from the combo box.

As for removing the user from an assignment, I would probably be inclined to enter a user in your table "tblUser" as "None"  then you can assign no user to an assignment and still be able to search for assignments that have no user assigned.

This is the quick and dirty answer, personally I would be taking a very different approach that would require a great deal of work in restructioring your tables and changeing your forms.  happy to explaine further if you want, or you can try what I have suggested above.
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Hi dockie boy, thanks so much for the advice.  I made those changes and now I have a none option in the tblUser and have changed Imported.[Assignment] to work via list box.  I also made the necessary changes to the frmAssign to set the user selection to that combo box.  Now, I am curious about how I would do this record filtering for assignment.  
Would I need to do, for the range of years and call number, a SQL query to the effect of:
SELECT * FROM `imported' WHERE [Year] between 'me.txtyear1' and 'me.txtyear2'
similarly for [call number]
SELECT * FROM `imported' WHERE [Call Number] between 'me.txtCallNumber1' and 'me.txtCallNumber2'

I'm not sure about the next step however. How would I pass on the selection of the user from the list box, List34?

Thanks again for all of the help so far dockie boy
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Hi there Bevos, sorry for the long delay, this one slipped through the traps.  Do you still require help with this?
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by:Bevos
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Yes, I haven't been able to figure out the next step yet, sorry.

Bevo S.
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No problem, if you could please upload db with latest changes and we can go from threre.  :)
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Hi DockieBoy, here is the file we were talking about
EE-ABS-Example.accdb
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Sory Bevos, need .mdb
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Hi Dockieboy, I don't think I can do this.  It says "You cannot save this database in an earlier version format, becase it uses features that requrie the furrent file format. Features that require the current file format include, attachments, multivalued fields, offline data, or links to external files that are not supported by earlier versions of Access."

Maybe I will close the question and reopen?

Thanks,
Bevo S.
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That will work.  Close this question and start a new one on the problem at hand :)
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Needs more work on problem
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