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[TechRepublic] Automatically fill in Access text boxes based on a combo box selection

May 20, 2009
Automatically fill in Access text boxes based on a combo box selection
You can greatly enhance a form by having Access supply information based on the user's selection. Here's an example that will fill in an employee's first name and phone number when the user chooses that person's last name from a list.

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