MS-Access Query

Is it possible to set the field criteria of a  query to display a list to select from, when the query is called?
dibrandtAsked:
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Well, not really ... if you mean to prompt some kind of list, and the user picks an item.  You would need to do that on a Form, when the user makes a selection from a List or Combo box, then run the Query ... and the criteria in the query references the Form's list or combo box.

mx

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dibrandtAuthor Commented:
Thanks,  
Not what I wanted to hear, but it's MS-Access!
Michael CarrilloInformation Systems ManagerCommented:
Depending on how many options they have, you could alter your prompt.

Instead of

[Please Enter a Value:]

You could have a prompt like:

[Please Enter a valid value: (Option1, Option2, Option3, etc)]

In some older versions of MS Access you could even use ^J (control J) for a new line. So the above could be displayed on two or more lines:

Please Enter a Valid Value:
(Option1, Option2, Option2, etc)

I don't know if this functionality has been retained in the current versions of Access.  You might want to give it a try.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<Is it possible to set the field criteria of a  query to display a list to select from, when the query is called?>
You can use a Multiselect Listbox...
http://access.mvps.org/access/forms/frm0007.htm
(http://access.mvps.org/access/reports/rpt0005.htm)
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Right ... of course, that list box in on a form ... the query does not make it popup at runtime ...

mx
dibrandtAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Question was answered (sort of), points were awarded!
Michael CarrilloInformation Systems ManagerCommented:
How did you resolve this problem?
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<Question was answered (sort of), points were awarded!>
Not that I know of, you are just requesting the the Q be deleted...?
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
See my post before this one
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