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  • Combo box setup question

    I am looking to create two combo boxes where the selection in the first effects the contents of what is displayed in the second. For example, if there are mutiple offices when I select an office in combo box 1, when I go to combo box 2 the only choices listed are the names for the office I selected in combo box 1. I have been looking at the help as well as documentation I have and have not been able to find this anywhere not even a genie. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Combo box setup question

    I am looking to create two combo boxes
    I suppose you are speaking of a desktop rather than browser based application, though it is not specified. I suppose you are speaking of a control on a form rather than an xdialog, though it is not specified. I suppose you are speaking of a Record List - Combo Box rather than a Record List - Edit Combo Box, though it is not specified.

    Above the area where you specify the columns in the second combo box there is a checkbox for Enable Filter Expression. Note the object name of the field represented in the first combo box for reference. Edit the second combo box. Choices tab. Check the Enable Filter Expression and press the Edit Filter Expression button. In the top box, Field Expression (in target.... enter an expression in the format of

    field_in_target_table = object_name_of_the_field_represented_in_the_first_combo_box.value

    Leave the rest of the entries in the Edit Filter Expression dialog empty. Ok and Ok and save. This should filter the second combo box based on the value selected for the first.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Combo box setup question

      Stan Merry Christmas long time no speak....
      Nicholas Wieland
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      nnw@edfi.net
      http://www.ledgersuite.com

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      • #4
        Re: Combo box setup question

        And a happy Boxing Day back to you.
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: Combo box setup question

          George, attached is a sample database demonstrating what you asked. Not exactly as described earlier but close.

          waitvar.zip

          Created in V10, not sure what version you're using.
          There can be only one.

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          • #6
            Re: Combo box setup question

            V8 version using a plain combo box.

            v8ver.zip
            There can be only one.

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            • #7
              Re: Combo box setup question

              Hi Stan, Thanks for the quick response and the samples. I am not able to open either sample, I get and message document not saved. I am using version 10. I have used Access in the past and have been using Alpha five as it is more powerful and easer to use. Thanks for your help

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              • #8
                Re: Combo box setup question

                You are downloading and unzipping my samples? They're compressed to keep everything together and speed transfer.

                I just download and unzipped here and they work fine.
                There can be only one.

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                • #9
                  Re: Combo box setup question

                  If you received a message "Unable to save document" you have a permissions issue with the directory in which you saved the database. It should operate normally even with that message.
                  There can be only one.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Combo box setup question

                    Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
                    You are downloading and unzipping my samples? They're compressed to keep everything together and speed transfer.

                    I just download and unzipped here and they work fine.
                    or the terminology is to 'Extract All'

                    Then open the extracted files...

                    I'm guessing that step was missed...
                    Al Buchholz
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                    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                    Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                    "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
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