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Autocomplete textbox in MS Access 2016

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Hello, is there a feature like autocomplete in newer versions of MS Access (2013-2016)? We need a feature where we type in first couple of characters in a textbox and then see a filtered list bellow that textbox, with values which start with that characters we typed in.

I found an article on Access Web Apps:   https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Add-an-autocomplete-control-to-a-view-in-an-Access-app-38dbd28f-7779-477d-b42b-86391620ee6f

And i also found a discussion about autocomplete in here:    https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/21401937/How-to-add-an-auto-complete-textbox-control-to-an-MS-Access-Form.html

But since this was a discussion about Access 2000, perhaps something has changed in the meantime? Is there some control like that in newer versions of Access?

We don't mind the coding of the control, but if there's something already pre-set, we would use that feature instead, of course.

Thank you in advance

John B
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John,

<<We don't mind the coding of the control, but if there's something already pre-set, we would use that feature instead, of course.>>

 Nothing built-in, but this is easy to do using the OnChange event and a subform, which you requery based on the current input.

Jim.
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my bad.. didn't  see you actually posted the link for the web app..
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here see this sample db from my old files
db_28983442_AutoComplete.mdb
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