Combo box options aren't complete in a blank form

Copper Contributor

when I create a blank form and add a comboBox to it, the below wizard appears:



But I need the other option "Find a record on my form based on the value I selected in my combo box." like the following picture:





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In order for the form to be able to find a record, it has to be bound to a record source in which to search. In an unbound form, there are no records which could be searched, so that option isn't offered.

How can I create a blank form and then bound it to a table?


Here's the Microsoft article describing the process of creating a bound form.


A quick English lesson.


The verb is "to bind". It is an irregular verb, which means the past tense is "bound", and the past participle is also "bound". You bind a table to a form to create a bound form.