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Tom Henrikson         
2 months ago
I have a continuous form built based on the Search 2.0 video.  Two of the columns in the form are combo boxes bound to other tables.  I am able to sort based on the unbound values in the boxes, but I cannot figure out how to filter based on the unbound values.  When I create the combo box and attempt to filter, it tells me there are no matches because the bound column holds a numeric value and the filter combo box contains a text value associated with the bound column.

Any ideas?
Sami Shamma              
2 months ago
show the "record source" for the combo box in question.
Tom Henrikson         
2 months ago
The row source is:  SELECT [CountyNamesUsedQ].[County], [CountyNamesUsedQ].[CountyName] FROM CountyNamesUsedQ ORDER BY [CountyName];
Adam Schwanz             
2 months ago
Are you saying you're trying to filter by CountyName instead of County, but County is the bound field? You can use ComboBoxName.Column(1) to get the second fields value
Tom Henrikson         
2 months ago
The County should be named CountyID as it's the numerical value stored in the table underlying CountyNamesUsedQ.  My continuous form shows the string value (name) that corresponds to the bound column, but because the stored value is numeric, I'm not getting any matches.
Adam Schwanz             
2 months ago
Sorry can you include some images then? This is confusing me.

If the table the form your filtering on is storing the number, you could just filter off the combo box how it's setup, the bound field is 1 which is the number field (CountyID). If the table the form your filtering is storing the text value you can use Column(1) to get the text value of the combo box (CountyName).

Are you doing this with VBA or the "wizard" making a search combo box?
Tom Henrikson         
2 months ago
Thanks for your help, Adam.  I've been pulled into another project and doubt I'll be able to respond until tomorrow.  Please don't take my delay as a lack of gratitude on my part.
Tom Henrikson         
2 months ago
I found the problem.  The VBA code was trying to match CountyName (text) with the CountyNameID (numeric). Once I set the call to the correct field everything worked fine.  Thank you again for your help.

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