hello arelgp, how are you today? my post is in the forms forum called subform column selection . spikepl posted a demo that let me select items from a list box and the sub form then changes to hid the selected. this works great . but if the user closes the application and re opens it all the columns in the sub form are shown , what I am trying to achieve is that a user can for example is based on drawings ,if a user selects a certain drawing he can then filter the subform to only show the columns required for that drawing, and even if he selects that drawing on a different time it will only show the columns selected for that drawing. I hope this helps you , and I hope you can help me please.