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Populate text boxes from query results

I have an Access DB with several tables.  I have a query:

"SELECT Techs.LName, Techs.FName, Techs.Email_Address
FROM Techs
WHERE (((Techs.LName)=[Forms]![Records]![txtLName]));"

What I need to do is:
1) run the query from code on the lost focus event of the txtLName.text
2) if more than one name (e.g I have 3 techs named smith) I need a popup that allows the user to select which "smith" they want to work
3) populate the txtFName.text box with the techs first name
4) populate the txtEmail.text box with the techs email address

I tried this: sSql = ("SELECT Techs.LName, Techs.FName, Techs.Email_Address FROM Techs WHERE Techs.LName= '" & [Forms]![Records]![txtLName] & "'")
this query works with access, but I would like to do this from code


since the form I am using is in access do I need to create a connection string?
I know I need a recordset to loop through the DB.

Man I think I bit off more than I can chew! Some day I will remember what NAVY actually means (Never Again Volunteer Yourself).
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Jeffrey CoachmanCommented:
< if more than one name (e.g I have 3 techs named smith) I need a popup that allows the user to select which "smith" they want to work>

Why is the last name only known?
Why can't you simply load all the tech's First and Last names in a combobox, ...and simply "Select" the correct tech?

Then none of the other "Pick the correct Tech" stuff is needed.
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Jeffrey CoachmanCommented:
Not sure of your exact needs here, but try this as a start:

JeffCoachman
Database4.accdb
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Jeffrey CoachmanCommented:
or something like this; if you are (for example) selecting a tech for a job...
Database4.accdb
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sptechAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the inputs.  I haven't tried them yet but I will this week.  As for  boag2000 comment on the combobox, it just never occured to me.  See this is what happens when you bite off more than you can chew.
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Jeffrey CoachmanCommented:
OK,
Keep me posted and Enjoy the New Year!

;-)
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sptechAuthor Commented:
My apologies to everyone who has commented.  My bosses have kept me on the road so I haven't had any time to look at or try the responses.  Please be patient, I haven't forgotten.  I will be back in the home office this coming Monday and then I will have time to work on this DB.  Thanks
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sptechAuthor Commented:
Thank you boog2000.  Your solution works great.
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