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  1. #1
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    Sep 2013

    combobox tied to internal table or recordset

    I have quite a bit of experience in VB6 and use it to create applications for communicating with our products.
    I have not used databases.
    I have an application something like -

    The application comes up to show 8 combo boxes each box has the full set of keyboard keys available to it, so for instance on the first drop down you can, (and do) select key a. On the next dropdown box you can now select b-z but not a (since it was used).
    For 8 keys on the keyboard the user can select an action (i.e. turn on a light or make as sound).

    What I need is the way to remove 'a' (or any other key) from the selectable set once it is selected.

    I believe this is perfect for a database, so I wanted to create and internal table or recordset that would be tied to the comboboxes for just this purpose but I do not see any help on doing so.

    Does anyone have any info on such a thing?


  2. #2
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    Jan 2006
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    Re: combobox tied to internal table or recordset

    If you need to save those 8 key fields only (plus more db fields), you'd just store them as one string of characters. Then, many rows of data. If that's now what you have in mind, then a DB is not for this.

    I'd create an array (7,25) and just load them all with 0's to start out. Each combo would search the array to eliminate used positions

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    Re: combobox tied to internal table or recordset

    Agreed, no need for a db for that

    You could also build the combos with all the characters in them initially and then remove the characters from the other combos as they are selected.
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