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Thread: Combo Box Help

  1. #1
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    Jul 2009

    Lightbulb Unanswered: Combo Box Help

    What's up guys.

    I have two combo boxes. I've been toying around in VBA but what I'd like to know is if there is a way to hide certain contents of one combo box based on what's selected in another combo box.

    I was initially going to just have the unwanted contents and removed and then added in again but that way doesn't seem to be the best way to do it.

    Any ideas?

  2. #2
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    Sep 2006
    Surrey, UK
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    You can change the record source of the second box based on the value selected in the first.
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  3. #3
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    Jun 2005
    Richmond, Virginia USA
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    The concept is called "cascading comboboxes" although the exact same thing applies to Listboxes with the MultiSelect Property set to None, and the code is interchangeable. Here are a couple of links with examples:

    Access Tips: Cascading Lists for Access Forms

    Cascading Combo/List Boxes - Microsoft Access / VBA insights

    If you Google the term along with the "Access" you'll probably get a gazillion hits!

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    Hope this helps!

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  4. #4
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    Jul 2009
    Thanks but I've been trying that using this as an example.

    Basing one combo box on another - Access -

    The first combo box (the independent one) grabs the right category data from the category table, but the product table doesn't grab anything.

    This is what I have typed into the row source.
    SELECT Products.Product, Products.PID, Products.CID

    FROM Products

    WHERE (((Products.CID)= Forms![Combo Form]!User_Type)) ORDER BY

    CID represents the category ID and PID the product ID, and the combo box is named User Type but it's pretty much supposed to do what the product combo box is supposed to do but it isn't working.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    I think the discrepancy is with the CID (Category ID) because when i look a the example database, the Product table doesn't even have a category ID, yet it's included in the query.


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