How to Display a Default Text on Combobox

How to Display a Default Text on Combobox Normally, a combobox will be blank when a form is loaded. We will see a list of items when we click on the combo box drop-down list. In this How To, I will demonstrate how to display a default text on the combobox when form is loaded step by step below: Step 1. Add Combo Box Add Combo box Name it as Combo9 We need a combobox of all customers from the Customer table. If you don’t know how to create the…

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How to Transfer Items from Combobox to Listbox

How to Transfer Items from Combobox to Listbox A combobox collects items and displays as a list under the drop-down list. Normally the combobox contains a list of items from table and can be selected once at the time from the drop-down list. However, the items can also be manually added into the combobox. A list box is a collection of items like combobox, but displays as a list one item per line in the rectangle box. In this How To, I will demonstrate how to copy or transfer the…

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How to List a Field Name from Table in Combo box

How to Get a Field from Table into Combo box In this How To, I will demonstrate how to get a list of field name from a table into a combo box. In previous How To, I already guided you how to load the list of table name into a combo box when form is loaded. Now I want to show the list of field name of the table name that selected from the table list combo box step by step below. Create a combo box below the Table list…

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How to Get a Table Name into Combo box

How to List a Table Name in Combo box In this How To, I will show you how to put a list of all tables in a combo box.  You don’t have to have a table to enter a name of all tables. You can just load all table names into the combo box when form is loaded.  There are four tables in the picture below and I have them listed in the combo box when form1 is loaded. Follow the steps below to load the table list into the combo box.…

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Working with Combo box

Modifying or Working with Combo box A combo box is well known in the MS Access form. The combo box can be a Lookup field from a table. You can see more details at: How to Create Lookup Field in Table for MS Access here.  The combo box can also be a stand-alone combo box on the Access form. In this How To, I will show what we can do with the combo box in Access form that is not a field from the table. For example, I will add…

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How to Add Item that is not in the list of combo box

How to Add Item not in the List of Combo box A combo box is mostly a list of items linked to table or query. It also can be a list of item that created inside the combo box as a value list. In Access, mostly the item in the combo box is linked to the ID or primary key field of that item from its table. However, the ID field is usually hidden and will display only the second field of the data source of combo box. Also mostly…

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Load Combo Box value with First/Last/Previous value

How to Load Combo Box with the First or Last value on the list or Previous Value was selected last time Load Combo Box value with the First item on the list 1. Create a combo box on form. In this How To, will select data from the Customer Type table. Select option “I want the combo box to get the values from another table or query” on the Combo Box Wizard. Then select CustomerTypeID and CustomerType fields from table Customer Type. 2. Under the Event Procedure of Form On…

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