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Fill Second Field from Combo Box
Access Combo Box


Updated On 3/25/2017 10:37:41 AM

Combo Box Tutorial






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A Better Way to Fill Form Field from Combo Box

Save Multiple Values From Lookup Lists

Here's a better way to fill a field that gets its value from a combo box.  Below, we are getting the shipper's account number from the Shipper_Combo field (3rd column in the list, 2nd column counting from zero).  Notice the Control Source for the Account text box: =[Shipper_Combo].column(2).



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So,  now you know the correct way to fill in a text field from values in a combo box.  No visual basic code is required!

This same technique with minor modifications can be used to display numerous fields from dropdown list boxes on the form in unbound text fields.

Download an Access database which demonstrates this Combo Box/Text Field feature. Here's an image of the demonstration download:

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