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Posted on 2011-03-24
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Hi all,

Grateful for assistance/advice.

I have a form with a combo box which selects from a list of data from a particular field in a table. The selected item is then saved in another table...so far so good.

However i would like the combo to show up only a selection of items from that list. In other words i dont want the combo box to show all the list of items for that particular field but only a section of them based perhaps additional data from another field. hence...


field1 - field2
bob - a
jill - a
tom - b
jack - a

I would like the combo box to show only the names of field 1
that has "a" as field 2

Thanks
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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You can certainly filter your combo, but the question is HOW do you intend to do this - or rather, what event would you use to trigger the filter?

Do you want it to ALWAYS filter based on the "field 2" data, and if so, where does that filter come from?

Note that to filter a Combo, you simply use a standard SELECT query with a WHERE clause:

SELECT Field1 FROM MyTable WHERE Field2='a'

This will ALWAYS filter that combo for records with "a" in Field2.

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by:PipMic
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In access the the Where condition in enclosed in brackets. Other than that ok. Took me a few minutes to realise.
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