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Having a field enterable based only on another field's value

Question asked by vlight on Mar 13, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 14, 2013 by vlight

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Having a field enterable based only on another field's value

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     In FM11, I have a field to track the source of my contact. Multiple sources are possible, so I've set up that field on the layout to use checkboxes with a drop-down list, showing values from a "Sources" value list.  One of the choices is "Recommended."  An additional text field "Recommended By" is available for the user to enter a person's name.  

     1st scenario -- I do not want that text field enterable unless the Source field first has a checkmark selecting "Recommended."  

     Or, a 2nd scenario would be fine -- if a person DOES enter it and types in a person's name, then i would want to be sure that the "Recommended" choice is selected FOR them, if they haven't done it already.    (I tried this route via an auto-entered calc on the Source field, but had to de-select the "Do not replace existing value..." for the Recommended choice to get selected, but unfortunately it also deleted (un-checked) any other Source choices that were already checked!  maybe my calculation was just wrong, or maybe this isn't the route to use.)

     Any suggestions for accomplishing either scenario?

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