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Hi all,

I have two tables with a many-to-many relationship which is causing many problems. My parent and child forms are linked via a junction table. I want to make it possible to create a read-only version of the child table so that you don't have to link to it from the parent table.

A form linking the two together has been created with a combobox where you can pick and choose which records relate to each other.

I'd like on the child form there to be a list box or combo box which shows the records from the parent table linked to that record from what is picked within the comboboxes of the "junction form".

In essense it would mean that people reading the child form would know which names the record is based on if they didn't want to go via the parent form to read it.

Any help would be great,

Jul 4 '12
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Thnx for clearing up form 4...

The In-Laws... help FIL lay 3yards concrete... long, hot day... but you know, he's helped us out... and a 65ish old man doesn't need to be doing that kind of work in the heat. However, I think I've come down with something so I may be just lurking for the next few days.... I don't do the sick thing very well :(

Jul 10 '12 #11
ariful alam
185 New Member
If i create a Form named Form3 using a query value of Table_1, Table_2 and Table_3, the Form3 will be a parent-child form or a linked form of two form. in both cases, in child form or in linked form multiple data can be added for the parent form. but it is not possible to add multiple data in parent form because of every child/linked form data.

do you both agree?
Jul 10 '12 #12
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Ariful... I'm not sure where you're going with this train of thought as on the surface it does not appear to relate to OP question. (Could be that I'm just under the weather too)

From my understanding in the OP, LeighW only needs a way to show [Title].value as it relates to the records shown on frm_two.

IMHO, w/o having a copy of the DB w/ test data, as I suggested in post 4 and 6; either a form/subform or the information in NeoPa's tutorial should provide the answer to the question. If not, I suspect LeighW will be back (and I hope will tell us either way)

I'm sure that there different ways to restructure LW's DB; however, W/O the DB I wouldn't even want to start such an adventure :)

Jul 10 '12 #13
ariful alam
185 New Member
@ZMBD, in post#3 LeighW wrote,

"I use Form 3 to create new records which then also appear in Form 2. Form 3 lets me show the records linked between Table 1 and Table 2."

that's why i post the above before you. What you suggested NeoPa's tutorial is solved by VBA code. But my problem is I don't like to do VBA code in MS Access database. I try anything in MS Access using Expression Builder or Macro. So, that's why I am finding a way that may not need to add VBA code directly.

Jul 10 '12 #14
73 New Member
Looking at NeoPa's method it looks a bit too complicated for what I need though it does seem interesting in how it works.

Z - I hope you get better (at least you had sunshine)! and cheers for the help.

Ariful - That's correct thanks for the help so far.

Edit - Also I'd give the DB but it would take an awful lot of time to change it to non-sensitive
Jul 10 '12 #15
ariful alam
185 New Member

did you saw post#12 here in serial by me? do you need that in your work? if yes, is that in that way is described there or any other thing?

is it possible to provide a copy of your work without data here?

Jul 10 '12 #16
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Ariful... I'm sorry, I still do not follow how your suggestion will answer the OP.

LeighW... NeoPa's tutorial does appear to be staggering upon first read; however, I assure you that it is much easier to do than to write :)

Both: If your are of the group that likes to avoid VBA as much as possible then the link to the thread between Rabbit and Myself (#6) about the form/subform is as Ariful suggested one such solution.

In anycase, I hesitate to offer any specific solution to the question as I do not have a clear understanding of the database. However, as there is a common field [Title] you could create something along the lines of the following where I have a single parent form and three child forms. Selecting from the list box in the upper left corner causes an update against the three subforms as they are linked to the value of the control

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Jul 10 '12 #17
ariful alam
185 New Member

what u did in your attached image is easy to do using query of the tables which are taking the list/combo box value as parameter. with every selection of list/combo box it can be done by macro action "requery" in the list/combo box's "after update" event. is it right?
Jul 10 '12 #18
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There is no code, macro nor VBA, driving the subform updates.

The three subforms are linked in the properties...
for the subform showing the items requested:

Just noticed that "List11" this is very old database... now days I would have had something like. z_lst_labid for the name for the master field.
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Jul 10 '12 #19
ariful alam
185 New Member

a BIG BIG & BIG thanks.

It may be done by the wizard when we add a subform. Is it?
Jul 10 '12 #20

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