Having difficulties. Everytime I choose a name out of several names, it only displays on my layout the first name created on the table. When clicking on the dropdown, it displays all my names, but when I select one, it gives me the first record name. when I look in the database , it does correctly stamp it the correct id. on my layout of device settings I have a field called related vendorID. This field is used when a physical device has settings located in a vendor record. The way it works is if a user selects a vendor name drom the dropdown and clicks on the search button , it pulls up the vendors record. that works correctly, even if it displays the wrong vendor name. it does stamps the id correctly. why is it that it is displaying the incorrect vendor name from the dropdown value list? the bottom filed of device settings is the relatedvendorID from the table belonging to device settings. the field on top is the name field from vendor settings. it is set as a text with no browse but yes to find. pls advice. I have been at this for four days and it is beginning to get frustrating. I have recreated the fields and value list several times and the issues still persist. also, the fileds were created from new , did not do any copiying.