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    j6sander is offline Novice
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    disappearing combo box value

    So i have an Address dynamic combo box that is based off of my ClientName field. The ClientName field on the form hides the ClientNameID (primary key), displays the ClientName on the Form and stores the primary key in the associated table. That works great. However my dynamic combo [Address] that is based off of the ClientName field does not work. It too is suppose to be a two column combo box displaying Address, hiding AddressID and storing Address ID. But it seems broken. It DOES store the AddressID in the table. It DOES display only the Address and hide the primary key on the form. However, when you go back through the form to previous entries the Address field is blank. Displays neither the Address or hidden key. Even though it still displays the correct ClientName and the AddressID field is filled in properly on the associated table. Here's the funny thing, if the ClientName is the same as the most recent one I entered in new form then the Address will display correctly in previous records. What is going on?

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    Need to requery the combobox RowSource when moving to existing record. Use the form Current event, then:
    Me.comboboxname.Requery.

    The form is in Single view?
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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    j6sander is offline Novice
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    split view

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    Thanks for the help, that solution will work. Still tho, I wonder why in the split form view it will only show the entries in Address that match the current entry in the form, and the rest in the column display blank.

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    For the Combobox to be Record-appropriate , as you scroll from Record-to-Record, it must be Bound to the Address Field in the underlying Table. Apparently the cbo is Unbound.

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    That's the way bound dependent comboboxes behave in Continuous or Datasheet view (or the datasheet part of Split form). It is a known issue with combobox using lookup. When the RowSource property is changed it is changed for all instances of the combobox, because there really is only one combobox, as you can see in Design view. So the related values are not available for display in all of the records as they have been filtered out of the RowSource set.
    Last edited by June7; 09-11-2012 at 12:51 PM.
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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