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Microsoft: Access Other topics FAQ


Get selection criteria from a form by elizabeth
Posted: 8 Jun 00

When you have selection criteria for more than one field in a query, or you would like to give the user a combo box to select the criteria from, here's how to build a form to collect the input and then refer back to those values in the form.

1. Say you have a table with two fields (Table1, FieldA, FieldB).
2. Create a blank form with no underlying table or query (Form1).
3. Add 2 comboboxes (cboValueA & cboValueB) to your form using the wizard.
4. To write your query, go into design view for a new query.
5. Click on the View button (the leftmost button) on the query toolbar.
6. Paste in this SQL statement:
    SELECT Table1.FieldA, Table1.FieldB FROM Table1
    WHERE (((Table1.ValueA)=[forms]![Form1]![cboFieldA])
    AND ((Table1.FieldB)=[forms]![Form1]![cboFieldB]));

7. Click on the Design View button again to return to the Grid and close (save) the query.
8. Open Form1 and drag a button to your form using the wizard
9. Select Miscellaneous, Run Query, Query1.
10. Test! Test! Test!

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