Trying to get message box to appear

I'm using the following code to attempt to get a message box to appear but it doesn't appear when I select "Referral from associate" from the combobox.


Private Sub cboComboBox_AfterUpdate()

    If Me.cboComboBox.Column(1)= "Referral*" Then
        MsgBox "This is a referral"
    End If

End Sub

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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
Put in a break point (F9) on the If line, or add a STOP before that.

Then execute and see what's in column (1).

My guess is your off one column, because columns are zero based (first column is 0) unlike the settings in the property page, which start at 1 when setting things like bound column.

SteveL13Author Commented:

I did your suggestion.  What I see when I hover over the If... Then line is what I expect...

"Referral from associate"

And then I "Step Into" and it just goes to the End If line.  Doesn't stop at the MsgBox line.
SteveL13Author Commented:
Almost like the wildcard code is wrong.
You have to us the LIKE operator when using a wildcard.
If Me.cboComboBox.Column(1) LIKE "Referral*" Then


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SteveL13Author Commented:
That was it.  Thanks.
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