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Create Custom Field in a Message linked to a Microsoft Access Table

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I have a Microsoft Access Database with 2 tables

Builders.........PrimaryKey......BName
Jobs...............PrimaryKey......JName...........ForeignKey.......BKeyName

I would like to create a custom Outlook Message Form that has 3 Custom Fields:

Builder.........drop down from the access table above
Job................drop down from the access table above
Lot#.............Simple Text Box Not linked to anything

All of the fields are optional

If any of the fields have data in them, I would like the subject line to begin with Builder:XXXXXXXX Job:YYYYYY Lot#:ZZZZZZZ.......followed by anything the user wants to type.

What I am really looking for is a starting point on how to create the drop down list or combo box and am hoping. I am fairly comfortable with VBA in MSAccess.
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What I am really looking for is a starting point on how to create the drop down list or combo box and am hoping. I am fairly comfortable with VBA in MSAccess.
when you drop a combo box into your Access form, there should be a Wizard pops up to help you link that to a data source. Don't you see it?
SnapShot.pngyou can also edit the properties below manually when necessary.
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I may not have been clear on this, but I am working in Outlook, not Access. The data is in Access. I am trying to create a custom message form in Outlook
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when you want this custom outlook form to be activated?
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