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Nov 4, 2007

I had posted this a couple weeks back but it didn't help much in the end, thanks to anybody who posted there anyway though.

I've used the Lookup wizard to make a lookup menu in one of my tables. The field I tell it to refer to in another table is a Text type. However, after the lookup wizard completes the type of the field which is uses the menu is changed to Number.

At this point it can be kind of whacked out and inconsistent, but what usually happens is if I select a value from the lookup field it refers to the auto number that I used as a primary key for the looked up value.

I created a new table, and tried to do a lookup field for for the same fields and got the same problem - I think it's an issue with the field I'm looking up.

I'm 100% sure I didn't do anything stupid like select the ID auto number for the lookup... So what's going on?

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