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I have a value list on a form.  The original values were "In Progress, Waiting, Completed, Deferred".  I changed it to "Open, Closed".  The new values are not displaying in drop down.  The old values are.

How do I get it to display the new values.
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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did you save the changes?
try closing the form, then do a compact and repair

test again
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by:CipherIS
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Tried that - it still shows old values
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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are you sure you change the value for the correct combo box? form?


upload a copy of the db
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by:CipherIS
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can't upload db.  Yes - i'm sure its for correct combobox on form.
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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<can't upload db.>

create a blank db, import the form from your db..

upload the created db.



check if the column count is set to 1
check if the column widths is set to 1
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I figured out the issue.  It was in the table in the lookup tab.
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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so you did not actually see the

 "In Progress, Waiting, Completed, Deferred"

from the Row source of the combo in the FORM?
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by:IrogSinta
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Table Lookup fields strikes again. My recommendation would be to not use lookups fields at all. They cause more trouble then they're worth and using them detracts from learning how table relationships work.  Check out this link that shows many of its problems.

http://access.mvps.org/access/lookupfields.htm

Ron
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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@Ron,
Kumusta na?
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by:IrogSinta
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@Rey,
I've been quite busy with school :-)
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by:CipherIS
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@IrogSinta

I totally agree.  Unfortunately, I did not create this database but I'm stuck working with it.  I would have created a separate table for the values.
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