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.
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