Access 2010 web app How to add combobox to lookup values in a form

Posted on 2012-08-29
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Last Modified: 2012-09-02
I want to put a combobox on a form to lookup a record from a table or query to display in the form. How can one do that?
I have used Access 2003 a lot, but I am completely new to web applications in Access 2010.
Question by:Fritz Paul
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 2000 total points
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If your goal is to have your database accessible over the web, you can make a standard Access database, then use something like this:
...or move up to .Net (or some other web based development platform)

If your requirement is that you "must" create a web database in MS Access, then feel free to leave this Q open for other experts to chime in...


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by:Fritz Paul
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I really appreciate your response and the content. I will however keep it open a short while.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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In the meantime you can investigate some of the "web database" templates here:

Note that not all the templates there are web databases.
The web database templates have the word "Web" in the title.
I believe they are these:

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by:Fritz Paul
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I knew about www.accesshosting.com, where you can host an access web-database and they also have a remote desktop solution. There are some others who are more expensive.<br />Thanks to you I also know of http://eqldata.com/ now, which seems like some solution, which I will try.<br />Thanks also for the references to the templates, which should also prove valuable as examples.<br />However your advice and the lack of other comments tells me that creating web databases with Access is not really popular yet. I dont really want to be a pioneer, especially at the prices for Access hosting and limitations on the number of users. <br />It just makes lots of sense in my case to stick with Access forms and reports, linked to SQL, MySQL or other database servers. I do not need to be web based, although my database needs to be accessed from a few distant places. <br />Regards

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