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    Transpose Multiple List Box Selections to Table

    Hi

    Is the a suitably easy way for an Access novice to capture the selections from a list box so they are recorded in a table. There wil usually be more than one item selected from the list box. I've looked for help on this but what I've read is way to advanced for me and full of VBA and loops and stuff.

    It seems to me that Multi Value Fields might be an alternative approach, but after reading any number of warnings about these, and in the interest of trying to go about things the correct way, I've swerved them. However, my database is very simple. It's never going to be migrated to a SQL server. I'd appreciate your input.

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    don't use multi select lists. They require programming.
    instead, use a single select, then on dbl-click add the item to a tPicked table (via append query)
    this table can be joined to the main data table to act only on those chosen items.
    No programming needed.

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    Thanks for making that clear Ranman - that would explain why I've been unable to get this moving.
    Orange, the values in the listbox are in a juntion table.

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    OK, then please describe the business involved in simple terms -- just as you would describe the "requirement" to someone who doesn't know you, doesn't know database.
    If the data you need is already in a junction table, can you show us a graphic/screenshot of your relationships window?

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