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How do you hide columns in form based on combo box selection?

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Hey everyone,

I have a form called Overflow based on a query called Trailers_Unload ing_All. On my main menu form, there is a combo box called cboDest. It has two columns, DestNumber and DestName, based on a table called Unl_Seq_Dest where DestNumber is the bound column. The values in DestNumber are the column numbers in the Overflow form (as well as the Trailers_Unload ing_All query). After making the selection, the user clicks on the View_Trailers button, which will open the Overflow form.

Is there a way to filter the Overflow form based on the selection in the combo box so that it hides every column but the columns called Door, Trailer_Number, and the value selected in the combo box? I'm not sure if this is possible, as I do not have much experience with VBA.

Hopefully someone is able to help, thanks!

Jan 11 '12
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Ben, I'm struggling to see how your two most-recent posts continue the conversation. They just seem like statements out of the blue, with no reference made to anything that went before. I really don't want to have to try to reverse engineer where you think you're going with this. Without reference points it's so much harder work.

Do you have a continuation of the question or is this a new question (If the former, then it would help if your posts made that clear)?
Jan 23 '12 #21
43 New Member
Yeah NeoPa, I should have clarified that my last 2 posts were related to post #14.

So you want to hide 48 of the 50 column and just reveal an extra column depending upon the selection of Destination.

The code I have proposed will do this (except that the columns must be set to hidden in design mode and made visible as required, converse to the what was shown), plus the Case statement will have 50 or so stages (!?!) unless I have it totally wrong.
At the same time, I spent the 5 minutes and wrote out the case statements and it is working exactly like I had hoped. You're right in that I probably should have posted that last part as a new question since you have both answered my question. Thank you very much for all of your input!
Jan 25 '12 #22

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