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Validation code not to to accept entries not found in combo list

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I am designing a project in access. I have designed an input form with a combo box that is bound to a field list from another table.

I don't want the textbox to accept any item which is not in the bound field on validation.

Can any one help with a soluttion

Jul 22 '13 #1
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If you want to limit it to the combo list, then just use the combo list. I don't understand why you're bringing an extra textbox into the equation.
Jul 22 '13 #2

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My difficulty is that I have 2 tables say tbl1 and tbl2. My form is designed to update records in tbl1 .There is a combo box on my form which is linked to a list of names from a field in tbl2.

I want to have an error msg if I type any name which is not in the name field on table 2.

sorry if I was not detailed enough. This is my first ever project in access.
Jul 22 '13 #3

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I understand. There's no need for an extra textbox. Just use the combo box.
Jul 22 '13 #4

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