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    OZINUK79HOME is offline Novice
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    Smile Populate multiple fields with data relating to specific dropdown selection

    I am trying to create a DB which will allow our warehouse staff to select from a predefined list of items ie. desks each of which has assigned values including weight, value, etc. When they select an item i need the relevent fields on the inventory to auto populate with the relevant data ie. they select 1200mm straight desk from the list and the Value and Weight fields are automatically updated.

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    jzwp11 is offline VIP
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    Welcome to the forum!

    For the controls you which to populate, you can use an expression in the control source property to extract the relavent information from the combo box control. The expression would look something like this:

    =ComboBoxControlName.column(x)

    where x= the column number of the field of the combo box row source that holds the value you want to display.

    For example, if you look at the row source property of your combo box it would look something like this:

    SELECT fieldA, fieldB, fieldC etc. FROM...

    FieldA would be column(0), FieldB would be column(1) etc. (Access starts counting at zero)

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