ADPs don't work the same way as MDB. I suggest that you take a look at the ADP newsgroup: microsoft.public.access.adp.sqlserver ; where you will find a lot of information about ADP. Or on Google: http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.access.adp.sqlserver . -- Sylvain Lafontaine, ing. MVP - Technologies Virtual-PC E-mail: http://cerbermail.com/?QugbLEWINF "combo box in ms access projects" <combo box in ms access firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:BBB60DB1-6245-4704-93CB-1DEDF41F6AC4@microsoft.com... > dear all > i had been using ms access mdb but just shifted to access project using > sql. > in the mdb format in forms i was using combobox with query using a record > from the same form. but i am not able to do so in the ms access project > format.