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Pop-up vs. Drop-down

Question asked by SteveKeiser on Oct 15, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 17, 2013 by loyalwhite

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Pop-up vs. Drop-down

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     I'm a newcomer. I like the way pop-up menus work for displaying value lists from associated tables. The value list is actually selecting and storing a foreign key, but displaying a second related field value (as I understand it). That is what I want. However, it seems like when it comes to user interface, the drop-down menu would be better for the user who wants to avoid using the mouse. The user can type a few letters and hit return and select from the value list without using the mouse. The problem is the field then displays the foreign key value. I'm sure I either don't understand the pop-up menus, or else there is a workaround. Can someone help me with this?

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