Bound columns

Hi, I Have a form with text box with 2 field - fDesc; aDesc.  fdesc is the 
bound column and displays in the text box.  But I also want to store aDesc in 
the table.  How can I also have the second column bound?
4/23/2007 4:24:03 PM
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Don't do it!  Access is a relational database.  Unlike Excel, it is rarely 
necessary to store the same data (e.g. your [aDesc]) in more than one table 
(and there are some very good reasons NOT to do it).

Use a query to join the tables to display [aDesc] for a given record.


Jeff Boyce
Microsoft Office/Access MVP

"gatabrava" <> wrote in message
> Hi, I Have a form with text box with 2 field - fDesc; aDesc.  fdesc is the
> bound column and displays in the text box.  But I also want to store aDesc 
> in
> the table.  How can I also have the second column bound? 

4/23/2007 8:07:31 PM
On Mon, 23 Apr 2007 09:24:03 -0700, gatabrava
<> wrote:

>Hi, I Have a form with text box with 2 field - fDesc; aDesc.  fdesc is the 
>bound column and displays in the text box.  But I also want to store aDesc in 
>the table.  How can I also have the second column bound?

What are these fields? Are you trying to copy adesc from one table, and store
it redundantly in a second table? If so, this is generally A Very Bad Idea;
you could easily end up with aDesc being one thing in the original table, and
*something different* - indeed even many somethings different - in the second
table! Why do you feel that you need to copy it?

What is the Recordsource of this form? Where do fDesc and aDesc come from?

             John W. Vinson [MVP]
4/23/2007 8:10:27 PM
On Mon, 23 Apr 2007 17:10:05 -0700, gatabrava
<> wrote:

>Thank you - actually found a workaround by using Dlookup.  FYI - these are 
>not redundant fields - fdesc = full description is derived in the form as a 
>concatenation of various elements; adesc = same as fdesc but using the 
>standard abbreviation for those elements.  Each desc format is then posted to 
>different ERP systems.

If you're assuming that you must store the data in a table in order to export
it, that asssumption is *wrong*. Just calculate the text string in a query and
export from the query!

             John W. Vinson [MVP]
4/24/2007 1:15:05 AM

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