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2. Forms > 2.4. Use an Option Group to Collect and Display Textual Information

2.4. Use an Option Group to Collect and Display Textual Information

Problem

Option groups are great for collecting and displaying numeric values, but sometimes you need to use an option group bound to a column of values that isn’t numeric. For instance, in each row you have a field that contains just one of four different alphabetic codes. You want some way to let the user choose from those four codes on a form.

Solution

When you want a control on a form bound to a column in a table that contains a few alphabetic items, you usually can use a list or combo box to display and collect the information. Sometimes, though, you want to be able to use an option group, where you can have option buttons or even toggle buttons containing pictures. But option groups, as Access implements them, can be bound only to numeric columns.


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