Solved

How do I use a combo box to enter a parameter value?

Posted on 2016-11-10
4
37 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-10
Hi, all you Access experts out there.

I have a database titled AdjMailRequests.  The database has as its primary data component a table titled tblAdjMailRequests.  The table now has several thousand records.  One of the fields in the table is Area, which has 8 possible values, and which could potentially include more than 8 values.  I would like to be able to search the table based on the value in the Area field, and retrieve all the records from the table where the value in the Area field equals a specified value.

I have a query titled qryRequestBusinessArea.  The query returns all the fields from the table, and has [Business Area] as the criterion in the Area field of the query Design View.

There is a form titled frmBusinessAreaSearch, which has as its record source qryRequestBusinessArea.

There is a button labeled "Business Area Search Form."  The button's On Click event calls the form frmBusinessAreaSearch.  When the button is clicked, an Enter Parameter Value dialog box is displayed with the caption "Business Area."  One of the 8 possible values from the Area field is manually entered in the input area of the dialog box as the parameter.  When the dialog box's OK button is clicked, frmBusinessAreaSearch opens, and displays a split form with all of the retrieved records shown in the bottom datasheet portion of the split form.

There is a table containing all the possible values in the Area field.  This table is titled tblBusinessAreas, and its records are retrieved with the query qryBusinessAreas.

Is there a way to make the button display a combo box with a drop-down menu of all the 8 possible values from the Area field, select one of those values from the combo box, and then pass the selected value to the called form as the parameter?

The database is attached.

Thank you very much.

Errol Isenberg
Government Operations Specialist
AdjMailRequests.accdb
0
Comment
Question by:Errol_Isenberg
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
John Tsioumpris earned 500 total points
ID: 41882213
A bit quick and dirty....
AdjMailRequests.accdb
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Helen_Feddema
ID: 41882224
See my Fancy Filters sample database, which does just what you want, with examples of selecting filter values of various data types.  Here is a screen shot of the form:

Fancy Filters formaccarch129.zip
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Errol_Isenberg
ID: 41882292
John, this is great.  Thank you so much.  This is my first Access database and your solution will definitely make it more useful to my management and more user-friendly.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:John Tsioumpris
ID: 41882548
Thanks Errol...welcome to the wonderful world of Access....and if you encounter any problem EE is here
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

QuickBooks® has a great invoice interface that we were happy with for a while but that changed in 2001 through no fault of Intuit®. Our industry's unit names are dictated by RUS: the Rural Utilities Services division of USDA. Contracts contain un…
Introduction The Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) language is at the heart of every application that you write. It is your key to taking Access beyond the world of wizards into a world where anything is possible. This article introduces you to…
Learn how to number pages in an Access report over each group. Activate two pass printing by referencing the pages property: Add code to the Page Footers OnFormat event to capture the pages as there occur for each group. Use the pages property to …
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question