3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 20, 2014 1:56 PM by SuzannaSamuel

    pop up choice overwrites existing value

    SeanLang

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      pop up choice overwrites existing value

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           I am wondering why when I try to use a pop up or drop down to select a "project" to work on, one of the values gets overwritten by my choice? Say I have four projects in my list, when I select one of the choices, it goes to that project, but then the project list is down by one to three projects, and the one that is missing has been seemingly "abrsorbed" by the choice I made.

           Any settings Im missing when I set up my pop up or drop down?

        • 1. Re: pop up choice overwrites existing value
          RickWhitelaw

               Are you in Find Mode when you do this? If not, you should be. Otherwise you're changing the value in the field with the drop down in the record you're on. It sounds like you should disable entry to this field in Browse Mode.

          • 2. Re: pop up choice overwrites existing value
            philmodjunk

                 I'd say Rick's guess is most likely the issue. But a similar issue can arise when you are either creating a new record linked to projects or have a portal to the related table and you want selecting a value to control what records appear in a portal. In those situations, if selecting a value is modifying data, the most likely issue is that you have the wrong field set up with the drop down list format.

                 So please describe your layout and relationships in much more detail if Our two posts isn't enough to get things working correctly.

            • 3. Re: pop up choice overwrites existing value
              SuzannaSamuel
               Hi I am having the same issue where I have a drop down on my layout and depending on the value that is chose the portal shows records. The portal works fine but the drop down value - the last value keeps getting overwritten with the value that is chosen in the drop down. Are there any examples of portals showing records based on a drop down value on the forums? Please help.