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dynamically change the order of items in a combo box

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by jacchops, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. jacchops

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    I have a table that lists possible billing codes. Each billing code consists
    of a # and a description. That table automatically populates my combo box. I
    know that I can "ORDER BY" the Billing Code # or the Billing Code
    Description, but is there anyway I can have the most commonly selected
    billing code at the top of the combo list? (And the others following
    sequentially (by # of times selected)? This would of course change every time
    someone entered in a new bill. (Can this be done using an aggregate function
    query?)
     
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  3. Al Camp

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    In the query behind your combo, use the recordset your updating as the source for the
    query... In other words find out how many times a particular BillNo was selected when
    creating a new bill. Don't use your BillNo/BillDesc table, use the recordset they apply
    to. Say... tblBillings for ex.

    BillNo BillDesc BillNoCount
    Group Group Count

    Sort on BillNoCount Descending.
    The most popular BillNo, or BillDesc, will be listed first.

    --
    hth
    Al Camp
    Candia Computer Consulting - Candia NH
    http://home.comcast.net/~cccsolutions


    Now the combo will always
    "jacchops" <jacchops@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:62D37CF7-55FA-46F8-B4BF-AA40A3A6346D@microsoft.com...
    >I have a table that lists possible billing codes. Each billing code consists
    > of a # and a description. That table automatically populates my combo box. I
    > know that I can "ORDER BY" the Billing Code # or the Billing Code
    > Description, but is there anyway I can have the most commonly selected
    > billing code at the top of the combo list? (And the others following
    > sequentially (by # of times selected)? This would of course change every time
    > someone entered in a new bill. (Can this be done using an aggregate function
    > query?)
     
  4. jacchops

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    Thank you so much!! This worked great... and after playing around with it
    some more, I was even able to make it better than ever (i.e. having a
    "back-up" sorting plan).

    "Al Camp" wrote:

    > In the query behind your combo, use the recordset your updating as the source for the
    > query... In other words find out how many times a particular BillNo was selected when
    > creating a new bill. Don't use your BillNo/BillDesc table, use the recordset they apply
    > to. Say... tblBillings for ex.
    >
    > BillNo BillDesc BillNoCount
    > Group Group Count
    >
    > Sort on BillNoCount Descending.
    > The most popular BillNo, or BillDesc, will be listed first.
    >
    > --
    > hth
    > Al Camp
    > Candia Computer Consulting - Candia NH
    > http://home.comcast.net/~cccsolutions
    >
    >
    > Now the combo will always
    > "jacchops" <jacchops@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:62D37CF7-55FA-46F8-B4BF-AA40A3A6346D@microsoft.com...
    > >I have a table that lists possible billing codes. Each billing code consists
    > > of a # and a description. That table automatically populates my combo box. I
    > > know that I can "ORDER BY" the Billing Code # or the Billing Code
    > > Description, but is there anyway I can have the most commonly selected
    > > billing code at the top of the combo list? (And the others following
    > > sequentially (by # of times selected)? This would of course change every time
    > > someone entered in a new bill. (Can this be done using an aggregate function
    > > query?)

    >
    >
    >
     
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