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MSAccess 2010 Combo Box not letting me select

Posted on 2013-06-03
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I have a combo box on a form where I need to select values from a table to insert into another table, but it is like the combo box is disabled and will not allow me to select from the drop down.  Any one have suggestions?  I have compacted the database and chose Unique on the query properties for the combo box.  So far nothing works.

Also there is no code for the combo box
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xtermie earned 2000 total points
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Hey there
please check:
1) If the form's Record Source is a saved query or SELECT statement, check whether that recordset itself is editable. You could open it directly as an Access query for testing. If the form's Record Source is a linked table, is it editable when opened directly in Datasheet View?
2) Have you decompiled? Compacted & repaired? Checked your bound column? Ensured that the row source runs properly when pasted into the query design window?
3) check if there is any a method called in the Form_Load() event - for example a method that iterates through the control's forms and locks them by default unless a particular criteria is met
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by:leezac
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

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by:xtermie
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also check
1) Does the control source for the combo box need to be a foreign key to the row source it is referencing?
2) Check the properties of the combo box and make sure locked is set to No.
If it is set to Yes it will cause the problem you have stated.
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by:leezac
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I noticed they are not using a query or table for the combo box but an "Edit List Items"
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Do not want to delete - getting responses that are helpful -
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