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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by brett.rogers@ntlworld.com, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. brett.rogers@ntlworld.com

    brett.rogers@ntlworld.com
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    HI there

    I wonder if anyone can shed any light on this.

    I'm creating a form within an access databse that is for contacts ie.
    Forename, Surname, Address, City, County, Post Code (e.g. NG11 9GE).

    I want the form to be that when the user enters the POST Code into the
    post code box that the user can click a button to the side that runs a
    query to match the post code and return a list of selectable addresses
    for that post code. The user can then select the correct address from
    the list and the database auto populates the fields in the form with
    the Address details.

    I do not know if this can be dne using a SQL Query. Can anybody Help?

    Many Thanks.
     
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  3. Wayne-I-M

    Wayne-I-M
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    No problems - BUT you will need to keep the postcode up to date - which IS a
    big problem.

    There are load of Postcode Lookups on the web you just need to VERY careful
    when selecting which one to use - they cost between £1,000 and £30,000
    depending on what level of backup you need. The min you’ll be looking for
    are monthly updates.

    It's not a problem to link them into a form as you can simply create a tbl
    for your postcodes and bring that into your form source. Make sure you don't
    have any unique indexes (name AND postcode, etc).

    Good luck
    --
    Wayne
    Manchester, England.



    "brett.rogers@ntlworld.com" wrote:

    > HI there
    >
    > I wonder if anyone can shed any light on this.
    >
    > I'm creating a form within an access databse that is for contacts ie.
    > Forename, Surname, Address, City, County, Post Code (e.g. NG11 9GE).
    >
    > I want the form to be that when the user enters the POST Code into the
    > post code box that the user can click a button to the side that runs a
    > query to match the post code and return a list of selectable addresses
    > for that post code. The user can then select the correct address from
    > the list and the database auto populates the fields in the form with
    > the Address details.
    >
    > I do not know if this can be dne using a SQL Query. Can anybody Help?
    >
    > Many Thanks.
    >
    >
     

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