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    Looking for a better way on Combo Box

    I have a comboBox to add Location IDnumber into a tables, the comboBox displays 5 fields and has col 1 as bound field. When I type a number it goes to that record and adds ID to the table and listBox in the form. I have many locations (+1000) and not easy to find the correct IDnumber. I would like to select either IDnumber (autonumber) or Col 2 (string) as the autoExpand data in the comboBox. Is this possible? ComboBox not the best practice with this amount of records.


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    Maybe this link will help: http://allenbrowne.com/ser-32.html
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    Link did help! I understand it better now.
    I did what I needed another way, I added a Query in Row Source, in the Query I used (Like "*" & [Enter Name:] & "*") for the criteria in the field I want.
    If I need to zero in on cmboBox info., I just double Click on comboBox, enter criteria and dropdown data is there.
    Thanks for your reply!

    In the comboBox Event I used:
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    Private Sub cboLocation_DblClick(Cancel As Integer) ' DblClick for new Query data in Location comboBox On Error Resume Next 'DoCmd.OpenQuery "tblBinsQuery" 'use if you need to open Query Table Me.cboLocation.Requery End Sub

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    Excellent! Lots of good ideas on Allen's site. Thanks for the follow up.
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