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Hi, experts.
I would like to ask you where to start with data grid control.
I have a simple form with a combo box with dates (populated from the main query) and I want to put data grid control or something else on same form to get the results of the query based on selected criteria from the combo box. The problem is I cannot find the data grid control or may be I can use something different instead of.  Please help
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by:Anthony Berenguel
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I don't know about Access 2012, but previous version of Access do not support the data grid view control. Unless anyone else has a better approach, I think you will have to settle with using a subform with either continuous form view or datasheet view.
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thank you for the fast respond, any other idea?
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 1800 total points
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<I want to put data grid control or something else on same form to get the results of the query based on selected criteria from the combo box. >
I see no reason why you cannot use a subform (or even a Listbox) to display these results.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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like so:
screenDatabase43.mdb
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by:rfedorov
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thank you very much
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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;-)
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by:rfedorov
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I am sorry, where is the place where combo box connecting to list box???
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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But I have to also thank you for phrasing your question correctly:

<I want to put data grid control or something else on same form ...>

Many times a person hears about the Datagrid (or is used to using one in VB6), so they will only want a Datagrid solution.

By stating: "or something else", you made it clear that you just needed something to display the results.

This enabled aebea and I to get you a alternate solution quickly.

Enjoy the weekend...
;-)

JeffCoachman
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by:rfedorov
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yes, you are right
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by:rfedorov
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never mind, :))
thank you
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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<I am sorry, where is the place where combo box connecting to list box??? >

The combobox is not "connected" to the listbox.

What happens is that the Listbox "Looks" at the combobox for the criteria (filter)

You can see this by examining the RowSource Property of the listbox:

SELECT YourTable.rID, YourTable.rDate, YourTable.rCustID, YourTable.rAmount
FROM YourTable
WHERE (((YourTable.rDate)=[Forms]![YourForm]![Combo0]));


...Here the WHERE clause is the filter.
You can see that it points to the combobox.

So you can translate the SQL to say:
    Display (SELECT)  all fields
    From YourTable
    But only show records WHERE the rDate value is the same as the date in the combobox.

;-)

JeffCoachman
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by:rfedorov
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and also, and that part i missed:
Private Sub Combo0_AfterUpdate()
Me.List2.Requery
End Sub
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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yes, ...
You need to requery the listbox each time you select a new value in the combobox.
As you can see, this is done on the After Update event of the combobox.
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