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    MultiValue Select Box

    I am wanting to have a multivalue selection box on my form that points to a column in my query, so that I can select the data that I want to run the report on.



    All I have is one query, that contains a sub-category column. This column contains hundreds of sub-categories. On the form I want to select or filter the individual Sub-Categories that I want to run in the query.

    Can someone give me an idea of how to do this?

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    It would be MUCH easier to have a pick table to store the items picked by the user. No code. (multi-pick lists require code)
    The query would be linked to it to filter the picks.

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    I have never done a pick table, can you give me some guidance?

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    Just make a table to store the users selections (tPicked). (in the picture, the dbl-click event executes an append query to put the state code in the tbl: tPicked.)

    Then when all choices are made, They click a button to open a query like qsClientsInStates. (this has 2 tables joined...tClients & tPicked)
    where tPicked.state joins tClients.State.

    It's a natural filter.

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    Forgive me for being an idiot, but I am trying to learn here.

    I have 3 tables, 2 queries, and 1 form that generate my report. The form only controls the final report query at this time. In order for me to filter the report down to what I need, I have to do that in Excel. To do what you are suggesting, do I eliminate the form?
    I am still unclear on how you built the control table, I understand the concept, but I am pretty lost.

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    The form allows the user to make his picks. (append qry to tPicks)
    The form ALSO has a button for the final result qry. (a select query, that joins the main data table to the pick list table)

    I dont know what you are picking from.. but it can be a 3rd table or a 3rd qry.

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    Thanks for responding, but I don't have any idea of how to do what you suggested. It sounds pretty simple, but I just can't seem to figure it out.

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