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    Filter - I am just lost... spent too many hours for this and no luck...

    Hello All:

    I have spent two may times on this and no luck on this (see attachment and project).

    On my startup form I have a button. When I click it I want two drop down combo boxes. top one show the family code and the bottom one shows the name. what i like to do (i failed) is to filter the second one based on the top one (show only the name who has the same family code but different name). I don't want to show all the name. On the screenshot I should only have two item in the second drop down. 1) Sofa and 2) 4. Pc. Set.

    I am just going nuts.

    Any help would be great.

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    Re: Filter - I am just lost... spent too many hours for this and no luck...

    I took a look and have read your post several times.

    The drop downs you are getting result from your decision to filter the called form using two arguments, family code "and" name. The genie that built this for you is not smart enough to do it in two steps. You've told Alpha to do it in one step, using two arguments. It sounds like you really want to do it in two steps. In step one open the form showing all the records that have the same family code, then in step two filter them further by name.

    I can't help you with this based on what you've supplied thus far.


      Re: Filter - I am just lost... spent too many hours for this and no luck...

      How would I tackle the two steps?


        Re: Filter - I am just lost... spent too many hours for this and no luck...

        Here's an example using listboxes to get the input from the user. Other control choices are available of course.

        Unzip the attachment to an empty folder.

        -- tom


          Re: Filter - I am just lost... spent too many hours for this and no luck...

          Hi Tom!

          This is great! I did some modifications (added the edit list box for user to type in and match).

          Thanks for the help. I was going nuts.



            Re: Filter - I am just lost... spent too many hours for this and no luck...

            Hey, that's great news. Thanks for letting us know, and good luck with the rest of your project. -- tom