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  1. #1
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    Jun 2008

    Unanswered: using data from the both columns of a combo box

    In one of my forms, I have a combo box that displays a code (first column) and a name (second column) when pulled down. Naturally, it inputs the code as the bound column.

    I want to create a text box in the form, once a combo box option is selected (afterupdate I guess), I'd like the text box to display the name that corresponds to the selected code.

    The goal is to have an output that displays the code in the combo box and the name in the text box.

    One of my tables has both the code field and the equivalent name field.


    [edit] the reasoning would be.. uh, too lazy to manually input name. =D just kidding, saving a couple of mouse clicks still does wonders in the long run (especially when encoding over two years worth of data), and a computer process is far more accurate when duplicating long strings of information.
    Last edited by coffeecat; 08-11-08 at 03:17.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2007
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    If it's in the combo, then you can access the value through the .Columns() collection
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  3. #3
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    Dec 2004
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    To expand on George's post, you'd have a text box on your form (probably next to the combobox), set it's property to locked = Yes, Enabled = No, Tab Stop = No. And set the Source Object of the textbox to:
    = me.some_combo.Column(1)

    or in the AfterUpdate of the Combobox you could then also set the value of the text box (but you'd then need to remove the SourceObject default.)

    Keep in mind that [column](1) is really the 2nd column of the combobox (when looking at the query). To display the 3rd column of the combobox from the query, you'd use [column](2), and so on....

    Also make sure that your column count for the combobox is set to 2 (or 3 or 4, etc...depending on how many columns you have) and that you also want to make sure that a width is set in the column width property in the combobox for the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th columns (even setting it to be 0" if you don't want it displayed in the dropdown for the combobox.)
    Last edited by pkstormy; 08-11-08 at 19:48.
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  4. #4
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    Jun 2008
    That worked for me. Thanks guys!

    Tab stop is new to me ("allow tabbing into control"), it means that pressing tab wont allow me to select the specified object right?

  5. #5
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    Nov 2007
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Just means the cursor won't stop at that control. You can still mouse click in it though.
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