linking ado's and combo boxes

  • 19 years ago

    I have a small assignment to do for school and it is driving me insane.I have a small database (3tables) and I need to link it to a datagrid (easy enough) but then i need to have a combo box which will allow me to search for a particular value in a field (studentno) and display all the corresponding information from the database in the datagrid, as well as having the feature to add, modify and delete records from the database. how do i do this?
    please help

  • 19 years ago

    Well I hope I'm not misunderstanding the question, but this is what I think you can do...

    [The following code is for Access 2000.  In Access 97, you must use version 3.51 of the Jet Engine]

    Dim conn As Connection
    Dim rst As Recordset
    Dim DatabasePath As String

    Set conn = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
    Set rst = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
    DatabasePath = "C:\db1.mdb"

    'Open the connection to your database
    conn.Open "PROVIDER=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source=" & DatabasePath
    rst.ActiveConnection = conn

    'Open the recordset using a simple SQL statement
    rst.Open "SELECT [studentno] FROM [TableName]", , adOpenDynamic, adLockOptimistic

    'Loop through the recordset to grab all the student numbers
    Do Until rst.EOF
        cboBox.AddItem rst.Fields("studentno")

    'Now that you have all the student numbers in the combobox, you can use SQL to grab the rest of the data

    rst.Open "SELECT * FROM [TableName] WHERE [studentno]=" & cboBox.Text

    If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask.  And if I'm wrong about something, correct me (it's been a while)  =]

    Good Luck

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