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filter combo box based on current date

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I am having difficulty in trying to filter a combobox when a form opens to only show the current season. The combo box has the following set for the source:

SELECT tblSeasons.SeasonID, tblSeasons.Season, tblSeasons.SeasonStarts, tblSeasons.SeasonEnding
FROM tblSeasons
ORDER BY tblSeasons.Season;

Season is a text and SeasonStarts and SeasonEnding are dates

I wish that when the form opens that based on the current date the combo box shows 2013-2014 but takes assuming that the current date falls between SeasonStarts and SeasonEnding

How can I achieve this?
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Question by:MGardner
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by:Rey Obrero
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a criteria you can use to select the value for the combo box is


where [SeasonStarts] <= Date and [SeasonEnding]>= Date


post a sample db ...
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by:MGardner
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Hi, I have tried this and it does filter the list but I guess I didn't correctly describe the problem. I should have said that I would like the combo box to show the current season when the form opens rather than filter the season. At least then we can still choose a different season to filter the list box on. is this achievable and how?
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by:Rey Obrero
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first you need to get the season with the filter i posted above,

dim strSeason
strSeason=dlookup("season","tblSeasons", "[SeasonStarts] <= Date and [SeasonEnding]>= Date")


then iterate thru the combo box list to find the value and set the combo box value to that...

dim j as integer
for j =0 to combo0.listcount -1
       if .itemdata(j,1)=strseason then
          me.combo0.value=.itemdata(j)
          exit for
       end if
next

upload a copy of the db..
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by:mbizup
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Try this in your form's Current Event:

Me.MyComboName = DLookup("SeasonID","tblSeasons","SeasonStarts <= Date() AND SeasonEnding >= Date()")

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by:MGardner
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I have used the code above but seems to be falling over, it still isn't filling the list and dosn't open the form to the current season. I haves stripped down the Db which is 2011but to get to the form from the swb, click on competitions.
Camera-Club-Competion-Db.accdb
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by:MGardner
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That works well capricorn1 and what I was after. many thanks for the help and much appreciated
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