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Multiple Parents Select List

Thread began 12/02/2013 2:25 pm by steven348539 | Last modified 12/10/2013 3:33 pm by Jason Byrnes | 837 views | 3 replies |


Multiple Parents Select List

I have 3 tables in my Database.

Type Desc (mouse, keyboard, etc)

Manufacturer Name


What I am wanting to do is have a select field for both the type of hardware and brand of hardware that when selected changes the select field for the model to list only the model numbers that match both type and brand. I have both the Design Extender and Data Assist products (and eCart5 for that matter). I know I can create a variable with CONCAT to join Type and Brand ID into a single string in the RecordSet but I can't see how to add the selected values from the Type and Brand select to compare to this returned variable.

I can think of a way to do this if I had multiple lines for a single brand, one for each type, or possibly another table that just has the ID combinations, but I am hoping there is a way to simply do this with the current structure. I don't shy away from coding as I have done quite a bit of it on this site, but my experience is in pretty much dead languages from the 80s (and did a bit of PERL in the 90s) so I have to research on how to do a lot of it.


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CraigRBeta Tester

have you looked at ?

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I don't know where my reply to this went to. I have looked at that page and used them on several sites, but it doesn't explain how to have Parent 1 + Parent 2 decide what options in the child list are available. Since I didn't get a help response I went ahead and created a 4th table that allows a type of hardware to be chosen and it shows a list of type/manufacturer combinations that are available, but this means maintaining another table and as those combinations expand I need to add them to that table. I was hoping to avoid maintaining another table as that will be an easy one to miss so people can't enter the correct data until it's added there first.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

see this thread for details:

it should get you on the right path.

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