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Access 2007 How to change a form that updates a table

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I'm new to access, so this question is probably simple.  I'm looking at a db someone else created.  It has table "location" containing ID (autogen'd), and location name(text). There is a form that creates/updates records in another table - let's call it "targetA".  This form contains a dropdown allowing users to pick a location.  The user picks a location name (text), and the corresponding ID number is posted to targetA.  Where/how do I change it so the location name gets posted to targetA instead of the ID?
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Helen Feddema earned 250 total points
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Instead of posting the location name to targetA, just post the ID.  That is proper technique for a normalized database.  You can display the name on the form (and elsewhere) using the linking field.
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Helen - thanks so much!
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