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Access 2013 combo box not working on new workstation

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Dubravka, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Dubravka

    Dubravka Thread Starter

    Apr 23, 2012
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    Running a database, multi-user Access 2013, split backend, with 20 workstations/users
    Got a new workstation (Lenovo Thinkstation P330)
    Have it on a domain, all applications installed, no problems.

    BUT, in our Access DB, and only on the new workstation, none of the combo boxes are working properly. On the new workstation, when you select a value in the combo box list, it will not update the corresponding text boxes. The form is populated by all the data from the first record, but a selection in the drop-down does not display. The rest of the forms, queries, reports, etc are all working fine on this new workstation. On all the other stations, our Access DB continues to work well, as it has for years, combo boxes and all.

    On the new workstation, I have added the path to trusted locations.

    I am feeling stupid and frustrated, what on earth am I missing?
  2. Chawbacon


    Jul 9, 2018
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    Hello Dubravka,

    Since this is the only system out of many that is misbehaving, my initial thought is that an update may have been made to the Front End database since it was last pushed out to the end user. Equally possible, would be a compatibility issue between the existing and expected operating system, or application, patch levels.

    Best of Luck
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