combo box w/criteria in the row source to show all previous entries even when the criteria doesn't match
Posted on 2014-08-21
I have an Access 2010 database with a combo box in a subform that is in datasheet view. In the row source of the combo box I have a query that limits the entries in the combo box based on criteria that it gets from the main form. This part works correctly. The problem I am having is that previous records in the datasheet subform don't show the entries in the combo box field if the criteria in the current record doesn't match. For example: the main form has a field called "Origin". This data may change or it may stay the same depending on the unique circumstances of the record. In the combo box on the subform I tell it it to look at the data in the "Origin" field and filter the set of data that populates in the combo box according to the data. Because "Origin" can change, the entries that show up in the combo box changes too. When this happens all the records with that combo box field are blank. Help, please.