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Linking drop down columns in Access

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

  1. GilesM

    GilesM
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    I have a series of categories in one column that the user can select. In the
    next column I would like to do a sub-set of each category. So for instance
    if the user selects "Clothing" in column one, they only get to choose between
    "Protective" and "Non-Protective" in the second column, rather than "Boats"
    etc which would appear under other categories. I am presmeing there is some
    sort of "What if" system but not sure how to do it. Any suggestions
    appreciated. Thanks
     
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  3. Ofer Cohen

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    Do you mean next combo, and not next column that located on the same combo.

    If that the case, check this link for an example

    http://www.databasedev.co.uk/filter_combo_boxes.html

    Or, you can link the second combo to the first one, using the RowSource of
    the second combo

    Select Field1 From TableName Where Field2 = Forms![FormName]![Combo1Name]

    On the after update event of combo 1, run the code
    Me.[Combo2Name].Requery

    To refresh the list
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    Good Luck
    BS"D


    "GilesM" wrote:

    > I have a series of categories in one column that the user can select. In the
    > next column I would like to do a sub-set of each category. So for instance
    > if the user selects "Clothing" in column one, they only get to choose between
    > "Protective" and "Non-Protective" in the second column, rather than "Boats"
    > etc which would appear under other categories. I am presmeing there is some
    > sort of "What if" system but not sure how to do it. Any suggestions
    > appreciated. Thanks
     
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