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    Multi-Select Listbox

    I have a form in Microsoft Access 2010 There are 3 list boxes that contain 14,3 and 7 items. Each of those listboxes are multi select so there can be any combination of items. I've now been told that each of the selected items in each listbox will also need the Assigned Date. Can a list box contain 2 columns with 1 being editable so the date can be entered?

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    No.

    The Assigned Date should be in separate field.

    Are these listboxes bound to multi-value field?

    Really need a separate related child table for these multiple values.
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    No they are not bound to a multi-value field. it is a child table

    Parent table is for the employee
    There are 3 child tables

    1 for the applications assigned to that employee
    1 for the hardware assigned to that employee
    1 for the systems that employee as authorized to enter.

    The structure of each of the child tables is very similar

    employeeid
    childid (AppID for applications, HWID for hardware, and loginid for systems
    Date Assigned


    Primary key is employeeid and childid

    the list boxes are tied to the lookup tables for each of those systems

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    If listbox is not selecting items for a multi-value field, why is it multi-select?

    Each item selected should create separate record. The date value must be entered into another control.
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    Was trying to avoid using subforms thought a listbox would work. It doesn't thanks. Will use the subform. Thanks

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    A multiselect listbox can work for a normalized child table, but it's a bit of work. I sometimes use one for initial data entry and then use a subform for maintenance. Here's the data entry part:

    http://www.baldyweb.com/MultiselectAppend.htm
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