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    Unanswered: Guidance on what form control to us.

    I'm trying to populate a many-to-many relationship between two tables, and I can't seem to accomplish this with any of the standard MS Access controls.
    Can anyone suggest some non-standard controls that would be useful, or direct me to a website that has descriptions of the non-standard controls (the ones that pop up when you click the "More Controls" button on the Controls box)?
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman
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    Sinndho, no offense, but with 15+ years of database design experience, more than 11,000 posts on dbforums, and more than five years as a moderator, I'm not looking for a tutorial on many-to-many designs.
    Please read my post more carefully. I'm looking for a control that will assist in populating the data, and/or displaying the relationships.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman
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    No offence intended, sorry!
    Have a nice day!

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    I may have resolved this using a combo-box based on a user-defined function that implements a union query between a list of filtered values and a list of existing values. All this to ensure the filtered dropdown rowsource will still display values that are not in the filtered data set.
    Its messy, but almost working. I can't seem to get the form to refresh or requery correctly when a sort order is set.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman
    www.chess.com: "sqlblindman"
    www.LobsterShot.blogspot.com

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