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Filtering Data

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

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  1. JoeW

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    Hey,
    I'm trying to create a type of filter to use in a database i'm
    currently creating. Basically, there are two categories, Products, and
    Sub Products. I believe I'm close, as I can get it to work somewhat,
    but it's not doing quite what I need it to. I have a front end form,
    on which I have several fields presented for viewing. When editing
    data, I have a predetermined set of Products that a user could select
    from, for example, Services, Medical Services etc. What I want is,
    when a user selects a more broad group such as Medical Services, a
    different combo box would then be populated with a selection of Medical
    Services SubGroup. I want to use predetermined lists like this to keep
    conformity within the data.

    The way I'm currently attempting to achieve this is I have two
    different tables, my main one with customer information, and then a
    second, Products table which has two columns, Products and SubProducts.
    I then went through and specified Products column Medical Services,
    SubProducts Dentist, so Dentist would be a subproduct of Medical
    Services etc. I then have a sql query like this:
    SELECT SubProduct
    FROM tblProduct
    WHERE Product=(text box on the form)

    Is this a viable solution to my problem? Or is there something I'm not
    seeing, or don't know.

    Thanks for any help anyone can offer!
     
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  3. Joan Wild

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    See
    http://www.mvps.org/access/forms/frm0028.htm

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    Joan Wild
    Microsoft Access MVP

    JoeW wrote:
    > Hey,
    > I'm trying to create a type of filter to use in a database i'm
    > currently creating. Basically, there are two categories, Products,
    > and Sub Products. I believe I'm close, as I can get it to work
    > somewhat, but it's not doing quite what I need it to. I have a front
    > end form, on which I have several fields presented for viewing. When
    > editing data, I have a predetermined set of Products that a user
    > could select from, for example, Services, Medical Services etc. What
    > I want is, when a user selects a more broad group such as Medical
    > Services, a different combo box would then be populated with a
    > selection of Medical Services SubGroup. I want to use predetermined
    > lists like this to keep conformity within the data.
    >
    > The way I'm currently attempting to achieve this is I have two
    > different tables, my main one with customer information, and then a
    > second, Products table which has two columns, Products and
    > SubProducts. I then went through and specified Products column
    > Medical Services, SubProducts Dentist, so Dentist would be a
    > subproduct of Medical Services etc. I then have a sql query like
    > this:
    > SELECT SubProduct
    > FROM tblProduct
    > WHERE Product=(text box on the form)
    >
    > Is this a viable solution to my problem? Or is there something I'm not
    > seeing, or don't know.
    >
    > Thanks for any help anyone can offer!
     

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