Filling Combo Box from Database

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Thu Mar 15 12:51:53 CDT 2007

On Mar 15, 2007, at 11:19 AM, Dave Ingledew - WCS wrote:

> Hi All,
> Please be patient with me, I started programming (exploring)  
> Revolution a few days ago. I'm not an inexperienced programmer,  
> nearly 30 years with C, Informix, SQL WIndows, PHP and a bit of VB.  
> But I'm still finding some of Revolutions syntax a bit strange. I  
> love it though and I hope to use it lots in the future.
> I'm trying to fill the menu or list items of a ComboBox with items  
> selected from a database.
> I've sorted out the database connection, opening the database,  
> executing the SQL that selects the data and then using a While -  
> Repeat loop to step through the dataset and displaying the data a  
> record at a time with answer. So far so good but how on earth do I  
> get this data into the ComboBox.
> The best indication I found lurking in the description of the  
> ComboBox was to use the "Text" property.
> I've trawled the email Archive back to last August and though I've  
> found a few ideas, which are going to be very helpful, nothing that  
> helps with this.
> If anybody can help I would be most grateful


Welcome to the Revolution!

put variableThatHasYourDataInIt into button "YourComboBox"

Supplying the proper variable name and button name, of course.



Devin Asay
Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
Brigham Young University

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