Newbie Help with form


I am looking to have a form, where when I select one field in a combo
box, it automatically updates all the other fields to match that list

so for example.. I have a table with 3 fields
first name
last name

So I want a drop down box on the form, and when I choose the
number i want, it automatically shows the first and last name with

Additionally I would want to be able to choose a last name, and it
show the telephone and first name associated

Access 2003

Thanks in advance
2/13/2008 9:50:33 PM
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>I am looking to have a form, where when I select one field in a combo
>box, it automatically updates all the other fields to match that list
>so for example.. I have a table with 3 fields
>first name
>last name
>So I want a drop down box on the form, and when I choose the
>number i want, it automatically shows the first and last name with

Do you want to UPDATE - i.e. copy the first name and last name from one table
and insert them into a different table, or into a new record of this form's

Or do you want to FIND - navigate the form so that it's displaying the data
stored in the table for the selected record?

Or do want to just DISPLAY - have the form based on one table, but simply show
(for the user's information) the other fields in the combo box's rowsource

Any of these can be done, but they are different.

My guess is that you want the second of these; if so, delete any combo box you
now have (unless you need it for some other purpose), and turn on the magic
wand icon in the toolbox. Create a new Combo box and choose the option "use
this combo to find a record".

If that's not the situation post back.
             John W. Vinson [MVP]
2/13/2008 10:09:21 PM

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