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    vientito is offline Novice
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2007
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    table field properties - bound column only accept numeric value?

    I try to put an expression for the property "bound column" so that my lookup values will be directly dependent on one of attribute's choice

    I have got four options for my attribute. Each option will use a slightly different set of lookup values. I save all four sets in another table.

    Then in my properties definition I refer directly to this table as lookup base. When I put bound column number equal to an expression so as to choose the right column of lookup values it refuses. It seems that it does notl ike anything other than a numeric value.

    If that's a no-go, I am not sure how to achieve what I try to do then?

    Essentially I have a table that 4 attributes: QID,itemID,CatType,Catchoice

    CatType can have only 4 values. Each value will make Catchoice take on a different set of combo values

    The problem I am having is that I am stuck at the Catchoice lookup definition because it is dependent on what kind of CatType the user picks

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    orange is offline Moderator
    Windows XP Access 2003
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    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; West Palm Beach FL
    I don't really understand your requirement.

    Essentially I have a table that 4 attributes: QID,itemID,CatType,Catchoice
    So you have a table with 4 fields(columns).
    I recommend you normalize your structure, and use a form with combo boxes to validate data entry.
    You may wish to investigate Cascading Combo boxes also.

    Perhaps you could tell us What the proposed database is about.

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