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    jbedward is offline Novice
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    Formatting control boxes in a Form


    I've only been using Access for six weeks and have learned quite a bit. I just successfully created a form that will be used by about six people and I want to have one of the controls to have a validation rule. They will be entering a code number from a list of about 50 and I want to make sure that they can't make a keying error. I thought 50 options might be cumbersome in a combo box but I'm not sure. I don't know how to write the validation rule. I also want to format a different control box so that the keyer is required to fill in the box. How do I do that?

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    A ComboBox would be just fine for 50 choices. If AutoExpand is set to YES then it moves down the list as the user types. Your second question will probably involve checking for the entry in the BeforeUpdate event of the form.

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