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Old May 16th, 2010, 09:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
DianeC[_3_]
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Default Order Form - Issue with Fields set up as combos

Hi

Hope someone can help me. I'm trying to set up an order from in Access 2003
and being very rusty have been using a Microsoft template.

I am setting up an employee ID box that I want to show the employee name:

I have a qry (Expr1: [LastName] & "," & [FirstName]) that has added the first
and last name together and it appears on the form in the correct format but I
immediately get an error message : The value you added isn't valid for this
field. I have set up the qry against the * not employee ID.

The PK is Employee ID.

I have the same issue with Customer ID.

Am sure this is something simple that I have overlooked.

Thanks
Diane

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Old May 16th, 2010, 11:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
John W. Vinson
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Default Order Form - Issue with Fields set up as combos

On Sun, 16 May 2010 20:22:31 GMT, "DianeC" [email protected] wrote:

Hi

Hope someone can help me. I'm trying to set up an order from in Access 2003
and being very rusty have been using a Microsoft template.

I am setting up an employee ID box that I want to show the employee name:

I have a qry (Expr1: [LastName] & "," & [FirstName]) that has added the first
and last name together and it appears on the form in the correct format but I
immediately get an error message : The value you added isn't valid for this
field. I have set up the qry against the * not employee ID.

The PK is Employee ID.

I have the same issue with Customer ID.

Am sure this is something simple that I have overlooked.

Thanks
Diane


Bear in mind that the ID is almost surely a Number, and "Smith, David" is not
a number and will not match an ID, and cannot be stored in an ID. This is true
even if you've fallen victim to Microsoft's confusing "Lookup Field" so-called
datatype; this will *conceal* the actual numeric content of the ID field
behind a combo box displaying a name.

Please open your query in SQL view and post the SQL text here. My guess is
that you're trying to store the text into a number field but that's not clear.
For one thing, you can't apply a criterion to * so I'm not at all sure what
you mean!
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John W. Vinson [MVP]
 




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