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    help with dlookup

    Hello Everyone,

    Can someone show me how to insert data from a query into a text boxes on a form in access. I've been trying dlookup but can't seem to get it to work or understand what I'm supposed to do with it. I'm attaching a sample database. I'm trying to find a location in my query list that matches the location name of a text box then insert the data that is to the right of the location query field. So, location E1-B1 should have data 11-22 then place 11-22 in the text box named E1-B1 and so on. Any help or clues would be much appreciated

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    E.
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    Re: help with dlookup

    Oops, I guess I can't upload a database.

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    Re: help with dlookup

    You should be able to upload your database. Check the size limitation. BE sure to run a compact and repair to make it minimum size. Click on the advanced button on your first thread and scroll down to manage attachments.

    Some questions:

    Is your form bound to a table?

    Is your form bound to your query?

    Are the text boxes you are trying to populate in the body of the form or in the footer or header?

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    Re: help with dlookup

    Had to zip it before it would except.
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    Re: help with dlookup

    I don't know of any way to put multiple records from a table/query onto a single form. This can be done if you change your form to continuous view or datasheet view. If you choose either of those two suggestions, then you would only need two fields (controls) on your form and bind your form to your query. Perhaps there is someone else out in this forum with a better idea.

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    Edit: You could possibly present the data you want in an Access Report using the Query as your record source.
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    Re: help with dlookup

    Here is a way to fill those textboxes:

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    If you put an entry in the table that has no corresponding textbox, you will get an error.
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    Re: help with dlookup

    Thank you Dave. That's work well. I don't think it will matter with the "no corresponding textbox" because there will always be more boxes then entries. I add an extra row of boxes and no errors. Looks good to me. This is my first attempt at moving my excel project to access.


    mucho appreciated.

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    Re: help with dlookup

    You're not using those text boxes to mimic cells are you? Use a datasheet in the form instead (as alansidman said). Access is different than Excel - it stores and manipulates data more efficiently, but the calculations that a user may want to make need to be set up beforehand, usually with programming.

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    Re: help with dlookup

    No, they are being used just as you see them, a text box, to display text right from a table.

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