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  1. #1
    jbataille86 is offline Novice
    Windows 7 32bit Access 2010 32bit
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    Aug 2011

    Table drop down list filter


    I need help with a database that I am setting up that will be uploaded to sharepoint. This is an access 2007 db.

    In my database I have the following tables (no forms/reports/or queries except for queries nested in the tables):
    Projects - NOTE: in the Projects table I have an Accounts column which is has a one to many relation with the accounts table, and it's doing a lookup from the accounts table]
    Time Reporting

    My problem is with the setting up the time reporting table.

    In the time reporting table I have the following columns:

    AccountID [Drop down list - lookup from accounts table, ProjectID lookup from projects], Employee, etc.

    I need to find a way to set it up so that when a user goes to report time:

    And selects an accountID from the drop down list, when they click on the projects drop down list, they only see projects for the account that they have selected.

    I am looking for any insight that I can find.

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    orange is online now Moderator
    Windows XP Access 2003
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    Sep 2009
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; West Palm Beach FL
    You should be using Forms. Do not let users interact directly with Tables.

    In this scenario (user has been vetted to logon)
    you'd have a combo for AccountID/Accounts,
    that combo selection would limit the ProjectId/Projects available

    Look up cascading combo boxes for more info.
    See and
    Last edited by orange; 08-04-2011 at 08:10 AM.

  3. #3
    jbataille86 is offline Novice
    Windows 7 32bit Access 2010 32bit
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    Aug 2011
    Hello, I was planning on making forms, but I was curious to see if there was anyways to do this via tables only.

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