Combo box should open with 'Choose One' RRS feed

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  • a very simple question - when I open a form and a combo box appears (before dropping down or anything), I would like it to say something like 'Choose One' or 'Make a Selection'.   Is there a way to store this in a property or something without putting it in the table you are using to select records from?  I've been putting 'Choose One' as the first record of a lot of my tables and setting the combo box value to 1 in the load event and it works fine, but it just doesn't seem right.   I've looked thru the properties and don't see one that would do it; is there a special method to set it up.   I'm using Access 2010.
    Sunday, February 5, 2017 11:39 PM


  • Hi Gilbernator,

    Would you mind upgrading Access 2010 to Access 2013? I made a test with Default value property for Combobox in both Access 2010 and 2013 by Property Sheet of Combobox->Data Tab->Default Value as "Choose one". It works under Access 2013, but failed in Access 2010.

    For a workaround without adding value in table, I suggest you try below query and code in Form load, ID and UName are the fields.

    Select 0 as ID ,"Choose One" AS  UName FROM tblSplit
    SELECT [tblSplit].[ID], [tblSplit].[UName] FROM tblSplit;


    Private Sub Form_Load()
    If IsNull(Me.UClass.Value) Then
    Me.UClass.Value = 0
    End If
    End Sub

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, February 6, 2017 4:32 AM