Does it never show up or does it fail to show up immediately after you make a new entry?
Is this a new entry made by the same user or a different user on a network?
If the new entry does show up eventually, then it's a refresh issue and you may need to see if committing a record or refreshing a window might update the value list.
If the new entry never appears in the value list, something is wrong with your value list or the relationship it uses.
Thanks for your reply. I am the only user and the database is not networked (so far).
New records never do show up. I will investigate the value list and relationship further and post if I figure it out.... or with more details if I don't. :-/
Compare your value list's "starting from" table occurrence to the table occurrence for your layout ("Show records from" in layout setup...) if they are the same, this should not happen. If they are different, you have to analyze your relationship graph and the values in your current record to see if it will work like you want.