Thanks for your help crock. While your suggestion is useful, it doesn't directly address what I was asking. I guess I wasn't very clear. Let me re-phrase it.
I have a combo box already populated. I want to assign the value of a selected item from the combo box to a variable in vb. Here two examples taken from CBF in one of my Access 97 apps.
Dim CHtRef as String, OpAcGrp as Single
CHTRef = Me!cmbLevel1.Column(4)
OpACGrp = Me!tcmbLevel2