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Using Combo Boxes to Display Data from Previous Combo Box select?

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Jeth0808, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Jeth0808

    Jeth0808
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    Context: Data Library Database, with 2 related Tables. 1 'Directories' & 2
    'Files', with 1 Form called 'Locations' with 2 Combo Boxes pointing to both
    Tables.
    Problem: How to relate the combo boxes to show a subset of data related to a
    previous selection made using a combo box. e.g. if a 'Directory' combo box
    returns a value of say 'Directory 001' from the Directories Table, how do you
    make the other Combo Box for 'Files' which is sourced from the 'Files' Table
    and related to the 'Directory' Table, display the data that is only relevant
    to the specific Directory selected. e.g. 001. What I would like to see is
    only a sub set of Files associated with the 'Directory 001' e.g. Files 001-01
    to 0010-10 in the list, and not all file records in the 'Files' Table to aid
    the user narrow down the location of a particular library item.

    Best regards,

    J
     
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  3. scubadiver

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    There are plenty of questions with regard to cascading combo!

    look here:

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

    Hope it helps!

    "Jeth0808" wrote:

    > Context: Data Library Database, with 2 related Tables. 1 'Directories' & 2
    > 'Files', with 1 Form called 'Locations' with 2 Combo Boxes pointing to both
    > Tables.
    > Problem: How to relate the combo boxes to show a subset of data related to a
    > previous selection made using a combo box. e.g. if a 'Directory' combo box
    > returns a value of say 'Directory 001' from the Directories Table, how do you
    > make the other Combo Box for 'Files' which is sourced from the 'Files' Table
    > and related to the 'Directory' Table, display the data that is only relevant
    > to the specific Directory selected. e.g. 001. What I would like to see is
    > only a sub set of Files associated with the 'Directory 001' e.g. Files 001-01
    > to 0010-10 in the list, and not all file records in the 'Files' Table to aid
    > the user narrow down the location of a particular library item.
    >
    > Best regards,
    >
    > J
     
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