percentage in combo box format

Dear experts -
I have a combo box with these columns:
column 0: [decimal number between 0 and 1]
column 1: textual representation of same: 0%, 20%, 60%, 100% [just a few specified values]
column 2: description text (explaining how this value is used, e.g., 'a complete certainty').

Column 0 is the bound column.

So far, so good.

Now, I have another control on the form that has other default decimal values (e.g., .5 or .8); if the user selected a value in THIS combo box, I want to give the user the option to make THIS the selection in the previously mentioned combo box.

I have been attempting this with the code below. HOWEVER, the other columns are absent and the combo box is showing blank. How do I deal with this - i.e., if user wishes to use the new value, how do I populate the combo box properly?

Thanks!!

CODE IN SECOND CONTROL:

If Nz(Me.cboProbability, 0) = 0 Then
    Me.cboProbability = Val(Me.cboStatus_ID.Column(2))
ElseIf Me.cboProbability <> Val(Me.cboStatus_ID.Column(2)) Then
    If MsgBox("The default probability for this stage is " & Val(Me.cboStatus_ID.Column(2)) * 100 & "%. Would you like to use the default value?", vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
        Me.cboProbability = Val(Me.cboStatus_ID.Column(2))
    End If
End If
terpsichoreAsked:
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Just leave all the values as raw decimal
.01, .02, .03, ...etc
You can then just format the individual controls by setting the "Format" property to: "Percent"
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Oh, I misunderstood your question.

1. It looks like your Column Indexes are off.
If you have two columns in your combobox, .column(0) is the first,  and .column(1) is the second (these are zero based values).

So give that a try...

Also, not sure why you need the Val() function there...?
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terpsichoreAuthor Commented:
this was the simple answer; i had a second column displaying the percentage, which was superfluous and conflicting when i was adding the value from the other table (since the displayed column didn't exist. Thanks!
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Yes, I was not "exactly" sure of your question...
So I threw out both of those suggestions...

Glad I could help...

...And just to be clear, ...a combobox will display the value as text, but you can still reference the column and get the correct "numeric" value, without the Val() function...

;-)

JeffCoachman
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