3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2010 6:56 PM by Canadaprince

    Showing first item in Drop Down List

    Canadaprince

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      Showing first item in Drop Down List

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      Hi,

          How Can I force the Drop Down list to show\Select the first item in the list, I have three drop down list and i would like the customer to select item from first list therefore the other 2 list showing the first items without the customer clicking the mouse, sometimes customer forget to select items from the three lists and that end up with empty fields, at least I can fill the table with the first (most right) item

       

       

      Thanks

       

        • 1. Re: Showing first item in Drop Down List
          JoshO.

          2 Things:

           

          1.  Consider making it a required field in the Validation options.

          2.  Make it (your 2nd and 3rd field) an auto-enter field, make sure the option "Do Not Replace Existing" is checked.

          A formula like this should do what you want, post back if you have any problems with it.  It should fill in the field with the first item on that value list the first time Field1Name is altered...and not again after that.

           

          Let ( [ f1 = Field1Name ]; GetValue ( ValueListItems ( Get ( FileName ) ; "ValueListName" ); 1 ) )

           

          Replace Field1Name with your actual field name.

          Replace "ValueListName" with your actual Value List name in quotes.

          I haven't actually tested it...typing off the top of my head...you may need to make a tweak or two.

          • 2. Re: Showing first item in Drop Down List
            Canadaprince

            Well, it didn't work, I don't know if my message was clear enough, whenever the user select item from the fist list the second list drop the menu for him to select of it, but the user sometimes forget to select item from the second menu, what I want to do is to set the field text to the first item from the list with dropping down the list menu, therefore regardless the use select or forgot I should have a value in the field.

             

             

            Thanks

            AM

            • 3. Re: Showing first item in Drop Down List
              Canadaprince

              Where the formula should be??? i have tried several thing but didn't work for me

               

               

              Thanks