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Related field in pop-up or dropdown

Question asked by deathrobot on Jul 24, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 29, 2013 by deathrobot

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Related field in pop-up or dropdown

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     I have a field from a related table which I can put in either a popup or a dropdown menu. In either case, I am storing the foreign id but have the menu set to display only the second field. It appears Filemaker makes you choose between two evils:

     1) If I choose a popup menu, everything looks great but I can't access it by tabbing into the field

     2) If I choose a dropdown, I can tab into the field but the field displays the key, not the value. I know you can "fix" this by placing a non-enterable field over the dropdown, but when selecting from the dropdown one foreign id always shows at the top.

     Is there some trick to get the best of both worlds?

     Thanks,

     Michael

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