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Old December 18th, 2006, 09:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
JonBake32
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Default Combo-Box Duplicates

I have referenced a Combo-Box in my form to a table and my problem is a
larger version of this:

Lets say I have three names I will ever enter in a combo box: Apples,
Oranges, and Bananas. How do I format the drop-down so that it ONLY displays
the three names:
Apples
Oranges
Bananas

Instead of displaying all of the duplicates that are in that field such as:
Apples
Apples
Apples
Oranges
Oranges
Bananas
Bananas


Thank you.

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Old December 18th, 2006, 09:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
fredg
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Default Combo-Box Duplicates

On Mon, 18 Dec 2006 12:40:00 -0800, JonBake32 wrote:

I have referenced a Combo-Box in my form to a table and my problem is a
larger version of this:

Lets say I have three names I will ever enter in a combo box: Apples,
Oranges, and Bananas. How do I format the drop-down so that it ONLY displays
the three names:
Apples
Oranges
Bananas

Instead of displaying all of the duplicates that are in that field such as:
Apples
Apples
Apples
Oranges
Oranges
Bananas
Bananas

Thank you.


Make the rowsource of the combo box a Distinct query, i.e.

Select Distinct TableName.FieldName From TableName Order by
[FieldName];

Change the table and field names as needed.
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Old December 20th, 2006, 10:56 AM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
Minnie M
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Default Combo-Box Duplicates

Hi Fred, I tried this and received an error message saying ‘Syntax Error
(operator missing)’, so I inserted square brackets around each instance of
TableName and FieldName, and it works!

I’d now like to make the list display in alphabetical order, can I do that?


"fredg" wrote:

On Mon, 18 Dec 2006 12:40:00 -0800, JonBake32 wrote:

I have referenced a Combo-Box in my form to a table and my problem is a
larger version of this:

Lets say I have three names I will ever enter in a combo box: Apples,
Oranges, and Bananas. How do I format the drop-down so that it ONLY displays
the three names:
Apples
Oranges
Bananas

Instead of displaying all of the duplicates that are in that field such as:
Apples
Apples
Apples
Oranges
Oranges
Bananas
Bananas

Thank you.


Make the rowsource of the combo box a Distinct query, i.e.

Select Distinct TableName.FieldName From TableName Order by
[FieldName];

Change the table and field names as needed.
--
Fred
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I do not reply to personal e-mail

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Old December 20th, 2006, 11:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
Minnie M
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Default Combo-Box Duplicates

Oops, sorry Fred, just noticed that it does display alphabetically, must have
had a senior moment there. Thanks for the post, it really helped me.

"Minnie M" wrote:

Hi Fred, I tried this and received an error message saying ‘Syntax Error
(operator missing)’, so I inserted square brackets around each instance of
TableName and FieldName, and it works!

I’d now like to make the list display in alphabetical order, can I do that?


"fredg" wrote:

On Mon, 18 Dec 2006 12:40:00 -0800, JonBake32 wrote:

I have referenced a Combo-Box in my form to a table and my problem is a
larger version of this:

Lets say I have three names I will ever enter in a combo box: Apples,
Oranges, and Bananas. How do I format the drop-down so that it ONLY displays
the three names:
Apples
Oranges
Bananas

Instead of displaying all of the duplicates that are in that field such as:
Apples
Apples
Apples
Oranges
Oranges
Bananas
Bananas

Thank you.


Make the rowsource of the combo box a Distinct query, i.e.

Select Distinct TableName.FieldName From TableName Order by
[FieldName];

Change the table and field names as needed.
--
Fred
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I do not reply to personal e-mail

 




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