When you look at these in form view they should reflect the text value like "Bill".
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:12:55 -0600
Subject: RE: [MS_AccessPros] Combo to Text
I wish I could follow you but I am not quite smart enough. I think I need a few more details to help me understand. I am not quite able to understand the concept.
You can add text boxes (invisible) with control sources of:
Then, in the report, use the names of the text boxes rather than the names of the combo boxes.
I have a few unbound fields on a form. Once the fields are filled in the user can click a button and a report opens with some of the fields already populated with the text from the unbound fields on the form. It was actually working pretty good until I changed a few of the unbound filed to Combo boxes. Now the user selects a value from the combo box. However when the report is opened I am getting an error, which I expected. What I want is to still show the text attached to the number behind the combo box.
So agent 2 is Bill, based on the table the combo box uses, If "Bill" is selected from the combo box, I know the value the combo box is holding is "2" which is what I want, but is there any way to open a form and pull the text "Bill" rather than the value 2?
There is no query or table behind the form as I do not want to store the values there. The unbound field will also be use to append some of the data to other tables, which is why I need the combo boxes, as that matches the data type of the table the data may be moved to.
Posted by: Duane Hookom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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