Microsoft KB Archive/165035

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Article ID: 165035

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Access 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q165035

Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.


When you use the Combo Box Wizard to create a combo box on a form that is not based on any table or query or based on a SQL statement, only two options appear on the first screen of the wizard. The following option does not appear:

   Find a record on my form based on the value I selected in my combo box.


The form that contains the combo box must be based on a table or query before the Combo Box Wizard can display the third option.


To make the third option available in the Combo Box Wizard, create a query based on your SQL statement and use that query as the record source property of the form.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Open the sample database Northwind.mdb in Microsoft Access 7.0 or 97.
  2. Create a form not based on any table or query and type the following for the RecordSource property:

    Select * from Employees;

  3. Enable the Control Wizards button on the Toolbox toolbar, and then add a combo box to the form.
  4. The Combo Box Wizard starts and displays the first two options.


For more information about the Combo Box Wizard, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

133087 ACC: Combo Box Wizard Does Not Allow Selection of Table/Query

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