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Hi All

I’m using MS Access 2007.

I have a drop down list.
Code  |  Description
    1    |     yes
    2    |     No
    3    |     Unknown

In one of my forms I need the code to reflect.  This is not a problem.  In my other form I need the Description to reflect.  How do I get the second column (Description) to reflect as the value?

Thanks in advance
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Question by:Reyesrj
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by:IrogSinta
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If you change the BoundColumn property to 2, the values uh the second column will be returned.
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by:Reyesrj
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went back to the form and removed the field and put it back.  When I went into form view the second column was reflecting.  Then I tested it and changed the selection and it went back to reflect column 1.
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by:Reyesrj
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Sorry,

I tried that already.  The bound column is showing 2.  I also set the bound column to 2 in the table.  I went back to the form and removed the field and put it back.  When I went into form view the second column was reflecting.  Then I tested it and changed the selection and it went back to reflect column 1.
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by:IrogSinta
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I'm a bit confused by what you mean by reflecting.  If you mean the column that is returned when you refer to the combo box via code or in a query, then that would be the bound column.  Or perhaps you are just showing a single column and want the combo box to show either column 1 or column 2; if that is the case, you would set the ColumnCount property to 2 and the ColumnWidths property to 0";1"
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by:Reyesrj
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Sorry,
When I’m in from view I click on the drop down arrow.  The code and description is displayed.  If I choose “1  |  yes” the list goes away and “1” will reflect in the field box, the bound column 1.  How do I get “Yes” to reflect in the field box, bound column 2?
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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Please see my attachment.
Thanks
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IrogSinta earned 500 total points
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I'm unable to open your attachment right now. But you would just use the column property like so:
Me.NameOTextBox = Me.NameOfComboBox.Column(1)

See this link http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ff834793.aspx
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by:Reyesrj
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I'm new to Access but I was able to figure out that the code goes into the code builder in after update under the Event tab.  Anyhow, this was the solution I was looking for.

Thanks.
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