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Access Tip: Combo Box Search
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   9 years ago

In this new tip video, you'll learn how to create a combo box to SEARCH for records in your form:

Access Combo Box Search

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Elaine Heltman 
9 months ago
I have a list form in which you can double-click an entry and open a detail form for that entry (I found the VBA code!). It looks like this method uses a filter to select the correct entry to display on the detail form. My detail form includes a combo box to search and go to another entry, but the double-click filter needs to be cleared first for the combo box to work. Of course you can do that manually, but I want want it happen when the user selects the combo box to search. I'm thinking the form needs to be refreshed to clear the filter and allow the combobox to run? Somehow? Thanks!
Richard Rost
9 months ago
You could use the OnGotFocus event of your combo box to set the FilterOn property of the form to FALSE.
Elaine Heltman
9 months ago
I tried it and the double-click docmd.openform event on the List form no longer works - it doesn't open to the selected record. But, the combo box filter is off!
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Evans P 
6 years ago
Hi Richard love the courses. I am trying to build a combo search box but in Access 2013 it does not have the third option for getting the data any ideas.

Thanks again

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9 years ago
nice tutorials and good pace

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Thank you.
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9 years ago
The lessons are very nice,
thanks alot
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9 years ago
thank you very much
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manuel basada jr 
9 years ago
this was Awesome tips

Reply from Richard Rost:

Thank you, Manuel.
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I enjoy your lessons a lot Upload Images   Link 
9 years ago
I enjoy your lessons a lot, I am from Malawi, Southern Africa

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I'm glad you enjoy them. Thanks for the compliment.
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9 years ago
Very Good
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