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Group,

I'm having a tough time understanding some of the previous posts on
this topic so I wanted to write what I've tried and hope that you can
help me troubleshoot. I have a dropdown populated from a table and I
want to take that selection and use it to populate the next dropdown.
So far:

1) I tried using a query that said select specificissue from
specific_issue and used as my criterion [Form]![Report]![IssueCategory]
but that didn't seem to populate the 2nd dropdown. (Rowsource type was
query)

2) I tried on the On Exit command of the first combo box to use this
statement to populate the second combo box
([OtherCombo].RowSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = " & Me.ThisComboNam e)

3)I've also clicked every button in Access

All help will be appreciated,

Thanks in advance,
Melih

Nov 13 '05 #1
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I would have expected #2 to work. #1 will work, but you have to issue a
Requery to the second combo box. In #2, since you are changing the
RowSource, the combo box should automatically requery.

Example:
Me.OtherCombo.R equery

One possible problem, if the combo box has the same name as the field it is
bound to, your code is a little ambiguous. Try changing #2 to

Me.OtherCombo.R owSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = " & Me.ThisComboNam e & ";"

Also, what is the value being returned by Me.ThisComboNam e? Is it a number
or a text string? The syntax is correct for a number, if it is a text
string, modify the above line to:

Me.OtherCombo.R owSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = """ & Me.ThisComboNam e & """;"

--
Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
<me***********@ gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11******** **************@ g44g2000cwa.goo glegroups.com.. .
Group,

I'm having a tough time understanding some of the previous posts on
this topic so I wanted to write what I've tried and hope that you can
help me troubleshoot. I have a dropdown populated from a table and I
want to take that selection and use it to populate the next dropdown.
So far:

1) I tried using a query that said select specificissue from
specific_issue and used as my criterion [Form]![Report]![IssueCategory]
but that didn't seem to populate the 2nd dropdown. (Rowsource type was
query)

2) I tried on the On Exit command of the first combo box to use this
statement to populate the second combo box
([OtherCombo].RowSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = " & Me.ThisComboNam e)

3)I've also clicked every button in Access

All help will be appreciated,

Thanks in advance,
Melih

Nov 13 '05 #2
Wayne & Group,

I tried your solution again. The error I get says that it can't find
the macro that I'm using to get the data. The error I think is what's
confusing me because I didn't think I was using a macro. Thanks for
your help,

Melih

Wayne Morgan wrote:
I would have expected #2 to work. #1 will work, but you have to issue a
Requery to the second combo box. In #2, since you are changing the
RowSource, the combo box should automatically requery.

Example:
Me.OtherCombo.R equery

One possible problem, if the combo box has the same name as the field it is
bound to, your code is a little ambiguous. Try changing #2 to

Me.OtherCombo.R owSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = " & Me.ThisComboNam e & ";"

Also, what is the value being returned by Me.ThisComboNam e? Is it a number
or a text string? The syntax is correct for a number, if it is a text
string, modify the above line to:

Me.OtherCombo.R owSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = """ & Me.ThisComboNam e & """;"

--
Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
<me***********@ gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11******** **************@ g44g2000cwa.goo glegroups.com.. .
Group,

I'm having a tough time understanding some of the previous posts on
this topic so I wanted to write what I've tried and hope that you can
help me troubleshoot. I have a dropdown populated from a table and I
want to take that selection and use it to populate the next dropdown.
So far:

1) I tried using a query that said select specificissue from
specific_issue and used as my criterion [Form]![Report]![IssueCategory]
but that didn't seem to populate the 2nd dropdown. (Rowsource type was
query)

2) I tried on the On Exit command of the first combo box to use this
statement to populate the second combo box
([OtherCombo].RowSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = " & Me.ThisComboNam e)

3)I've also clicked every button in Access

All help will be appreciated,

Thanks in advance,
Melih


Nov 13 '05 #3
Wayne & Group,

I tried your solution again. The error I get says that it can't find
the macro that I'm using to get the data. The error I think is what's
confusing me because I didn't think I was using a macro. Thanks for
your help,

Melih

Wayne Morgan wrote:
I would have expected #2 to work. #1 will work, but you have to issue a
Requery to the second combo box. In #2, since you are changing the
RowSource, the combo box should automatically requery.

Example:
Me.OtherCombo.R equery

One possible problem, if the combo box has the same name as the field it is
bound to, your code is a little ambiguous. Try changing #2 to

Me.OtherCombo.R owSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = " & Me.ThisComboNam e & ";"

Also, what is the value being returned by Me.ThisComboNam e? Is it a number
or a text string? The syntax is correct for a number, if it is a text
string, modify the above line to:

Me.OtherCombo.R owSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = """ & Me.ThisComboNam e & """;"

--
Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
<me***********@ gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11******** **************@ g44g2000cwa.goo glegroups.com.. .
Group,

I'm having a tough time understanding some of the previous posts on
this topic so I wanted to write what I've tried and hope that you can
help me troubleshoot. I have a dropdown populated from a table and I
want to take that selection and use it to populate the next dropdown.
So far:

1) I tried using a query that said select specificissue from
specific_issue and used as my criterion [Form]![Report]![IssueCategory]
but that didn't seem to populate the 2nd dropdown. (Rowsource type was
query)

2) I tried on the On Exit command of the first combo box to use this
statement to populate the second combo box
([OtherCombo].RowSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = " & Me.ThisComboNam e)

3)I've also clicked every button in Access

All help will be appreciated,

Thanks in advance,
Melih


Nov 13 '05 #4
Also, is Me the equivalent to this in an object-oriented language? Or
should Me be something that I've already created?

Melih

Nov 13 '05 #5
Also, is Me the equivalent to this in an object-oriented language? Or
should Me be something that I've already created?

Melih

Nov 13 '05 #6
I'm not familiar with "this". "Me" is shorthand for the form or report on
which the code is running. If the form is called frmMyForm, you would refer
to it as Forms!frmMyForm . However, if the code is in the frmMyForm's module,
you can simply say Me instead of Forms!frmMyForm .

--
Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
<me***********@ gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11******** **************@ z14g2000cwz.goo glegroups.com.. .
Also, is Me the equivalent to this in an object-oriented language? Or
should Me be something that I've already created?

Melih

Nov 13 '05 #7
Please post the entire On Exit event from the VBA editor. Also, in the
form's Properties sheet, the On Exit should be set to [Event Procedure],
next click the ... button to the right to open the VBA editor at this event.
The first and last line of the event will already be filled in for you.

--
Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
<me***********@ gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11******** **************@ g43g2000cwa.goo glegroups.com.. .
Wayne & Group,

I tried your solution again. The error I get says that it can't find
the macro that I'm using to get the data. The error I think is what's
confusing me because I didn't think I was using a macro. Thanks for
your help,

Melih

Wayne Morgan wrote:
I would have expected #2 to work. #1 will work, but you have to issue a
Requery to the second combo box. In #2, since you are changing the
RowSource, the combo box should automatically requery.

Example:
Me.OtherCombo.R equery

One possible problem, if the combo box has the same name as the field it
is
bound to, your code is a little ambiguous. Try changing #2 to

Me.OtherCombo.R owSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = " & Me.ThisComboNam e & ";"

Also, what is the value being returned by Me.ThisComboNam e? Is it a
number
or a text string? The syntax is correct for a number, if it is a text
string, modify the above line to:

Me.OtherCombo.R owSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = """ & Me.ThisComboNam e & """;"

--
Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
<me***********@ gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11******** **************@ g44g2000cwa.goo glegroups.com.. .
> Group,
>
> I'm having a tough time understanding some of the previous posts on
> this topic so I wanted to write what I've tried and hope that you can
> help me troubleshoot. I have a dropdown populated from a table and I
> want to take that selection and use it to populate the next dropdown.
> So far:
>
> 1) I tried using a query that said select specificissue from
> specific_issue and used as my criterion [Form]![Report]![IssueCategory]
> but that didn't seem to populate the 2nd dropdown. (Rowsource type was
> query)
>
> 2) I tried on the On Exit command of the first combo box to use this
> statement to populate the second combo box
> ([OtherCombo].RowSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
> YourTableName.E vent = " & Me.ThisComboNam e)
>
> 3)I've also clicked every button in Access
>
> All help will be appreciated,
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Melih
>

Nov 13 '05 #8
I'm not familiar with "this". "Me" is shorthand for the form or report on
which the code is running. If the form is called frmMyForm, you would refer
to it as Forms!frmMyForm . However, if the code is in the frmMyForm's module,
you can simply say Me instead of Forms!frmMyForm .

--
Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
<me***********@ gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11******** **************@ z14g2000cwz.goo glegroups.com.. .
Also, is Me the equivalent to this in an object-oriented language? Or
should Me be something that I've already created?

Melih

Nov 13 '05 #9
Please post the entire On Exit event from the VBA editor. Also, in the
form's Properties sheet, the On Exit should be set to [Event Procedure],
next click the ... button to the right to open the VBA editor at this event.
The first and last line of the event will already be filled in for you.

--
Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
<me***********@ gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11******** **************@ g43g2000cwa.goo glegroups.com.. .
Wayne & Group,

I tried your solution again. The error I get says that it can't find
the macro that I'm using to get the data. The error I think is what's
confusing me because I didn't think I was using a macro. Thanks for
your help,

Melih

Wayne Morgan wrote:
I would have expected #2 to work. #1 will work, but you have to issue a
Requery to the second combo box. In #2, since you are changing the
RowSource, the combo box should automatically requery.

Example:
Me.OtherCombo.R equery

One possible problem, if the combo box has the same name as the field it
is
bound to, your code is a little ambiguous. Try changing #2 to

Me.OtherCombo.R owSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = " & Me.ThisComboNam e & ";"

Also, what is the value being returned by Me.ThisComboNam e? Is it a
number
or a text string? The syntax is correct for a number, if it is a text
string, modify the above line to:

Me.OtherCombo.R owSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
YourTableName.E vent = """ & Me.ThisComboNam e & """;"

--
Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
<me***********@ gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11******** **************@ g44g2000cwa.goo glegroups.com.. .
> Group,
>
> I'm having a tough time understanding some of the previous posts on
> this topic so I wanted to write what I've tried and hope that you can
> help me troubleshoot. I have a dropdown populated from a table and I
> want to take that selection and use it to populate the next dropdown.
> So far:
>
> 1) I tried using a query that said select specificissue from
> specific_issue and used as my criterion [Form]![Report]![IssueCategory]
> but that didn't seem to populate the 2nd dropdown. (Rowsource type was
> query)
>
> 2) I tried on the On Exit command of the first combo box to use this
> statement to populate the second combo box
> ([OtherCombo].RowSource = "Select AttendYear from YourTableName Where
> YourTableName.E vent = " & Me.ThisComboNam e)
>
> 3)I've also clicked every button in Access
>
> All help will be appreciated,
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Melih
>

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