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Display the second field in a combo box after a selection is made

I have a table that has CustomerNumber as the first field and CustomerName as the second field.

The invoice form has a combo box where the user can enter the customer number. We want the customer number to be displayed in this field. But when the user clicks the drop-down arrow for the combo box, we want the user to be able to type a customer name and have it jump to that customer name as they type. Once they have made a selection, we want the customer number to be displayed in the combo box.

Is there a way to do this? If I make the first visible column in the combo box the customer name, the drop-down typing works fine but the customer name is displayed in the field once a selection is made. If I make the first visible column the customer number, the typing in the drop-down goes by customer number instead of name.

Thanks in advance.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
No can do...

A combobox can only display the value from one Field.

You can, however, display any column from the combobox in a textbox on the form.

Code roughly like this on the afterupdate event of the combobox:

(this presumes that the first column in the combobox is the CustID)
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