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How to autofill combobox with autonumber

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Hello, i am very new in access. The situation is like this. I have three company. Before this each company have their own customers database. But now I want to combine all the database from three company in one form. How I differentiate the customer is based on the service number. For example, if the service number start with number 6xxx that mean the customer is from Company A but if the service number is start with number 4xxx that means that the customer is from Company B. The Question is can i make an autofill service number in one form such as when I choose Company A automatic the service number will start with number 6xxx but if I choose Company B, the the service number will automatically change to number 4xxx
Dec 14 '16 #1
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jforbes
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This thread has quite a few different examples of similar solutions:
Format autonumber field properties to include 2 digit year

For you, I would build a function that takes the Company as a parameter and returns the next sequence number. You can then do one of the following:
  • Have your Default property for your Key field use the function and get the next key. You may need to .refresh the field to get it to re-determine the next key if you change the Company.
  • You can call the function from VBA in the AfterUpdate event of the Company field, so that the key value gets updated when the Company changes.
  • You can put some code in the Form_BeforeUpdate event to call the Function if needed and populate your Key field.
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