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Posted on 2014-01-29
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I am attempting to allow a user to reset the default value of a combo box based on its displayed value.  I have 4 combo boxes of differing types to do this with (one integer, 3 text).  For example, I want the user to be able to reset a default year on their own, and a combo box with available years is already displayed.  Functionally, I want the user to select a year, push a "set to default" button which will then reset that users default value to the displayed value.  Each user has their own "front-end" copy of access (everything except tables - which are linked), so this should be easy but I'm stumped.  Here is what I attached to the "set to default" button:

Private Sub set_default_yr_Click()

Dim reset_yr As Integer

Me.CurYear.Requery
reset_yr = Me.CurYear.Value
Me.CurYear.DefaultValue = reset_yr
Me.CurYear.Requery



End Sub

Oddly, my immediate window shows a null value for reset_yr after I push the set to default button.  Thanks for your help!
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Question by:jwandmrsquared
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by:mbizup
ID: 39818080
Give this a try:

Private Sub set_default_yr_Click()

Dim reset_yr As Integer

Me.refresh
reset_yr = Me.CurYear.Value
Me.CurYear.DefaultValue = reset_yr
Me.CurYear.Requery

End Sub

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Gozreh earned 2000 total points
ID: 39818131
You can only set the DefaultValue if you change it in design view of the
form and then save the form.

if you change it with VBA it will only be available till you close the form.

so if you want want it should stay even you close it, you will need to store it in a table or in the registry.
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by:jwandmrsquared
ID: 39850735
Not what I wanted to hear but at least it prevents hours of searching.
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