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Programmatically populating combobox controls in SalesLogix

A combobox control works much like a picklist, in that it presents a number of selectable values to be stored in that control.  You can set available values at development time using the items property of the control, but for greater flexablility, you can populate the control at run-time as well.  For this example, we'll populate a combobox with a distinct list of Account Type values:

 First we want to clear the combobox of existing items, so we aren't adding duplicates:

ComboBox1.Items.Clear

Next, we'll create a recordset containing a distinct list of account type values.

Dim objRS

With objRS

   Set objRS = Application.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
   .CursorLocation = adUseClient
   .CursorType = adOpenStatic
   .LockType = adLockOptimistic
   .Open "select distinct type from account", Application.BasicFunctions.GetNewConnection

Finally, we loop through the recordset, adding each returned item in turn.

   While Not (.BOF or .EOF)
      ComboBox1.Items.Add .Fields("TYPE").Value    
      .MoveNext
   Wend
   .Close
End With

Set objRS = Nothing

That's all there is to it!  All in all, this is a pretty simple process.  This can be used to populate the ListBox or CheckListBox controls as well.  I hope you find this code snippet useful.  Thanks for reading!
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The Customization Blog said:

Picklists in SalesLogix are a very useful tool, but did you know you could also you values from an existing picklist to populate other list-based controls such as ComboBoxes, CheckListBoxes, ListViews... even Radio groups? You simply need an understanding

August 12, 2009 3:07 AM

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