What about a tab pannel, using a different value list for each tab, but applied to the same field ?
I am using a tabbed panel at the moment, but sometimes taking your eye off the main data can have a negative imapact so switching between tabs is not always practical.
Also I think this would be very handy to use in portal rows, it would mean you could pack a load of options into a single line?
It's possible to set up a portal so that you get a "check box with scroll bar" effect. It takes some scripting to set up, but isn't too hard to do.
Here's a demo file: http://www.4shared.com/file/P5GpX8og/ContainerFieldCheckBoxes.html
Check out the "Portal" layout to see what I am describing. It uses a container field to show which values have been selected, though text with a conditional format may be used instead or even a calculation field formatted as a check box.
That's good, thanks. however in playing with it i shows another issue:
what I am trying to achieve is within a portal I have various fields that need entering and the current layout is showing a few records within the portal. I would like one of the fields to be a multiple option/check box selection in the portal row. and because this will be within another portal, the check box selection field is only 1 row high and not very wide on initial viewing. (this is just an input screen where a lot of data is being entered in one place. there will be other layouts that show the data better based on search criteria etc..)
If I use the sliding option on a long list of check box options it will be a bit fiddly / awkward to scroll up and down making the selections.
So my question is can a check box set be in a portal row so that you click on the field and a drop down window will appear showing all the selections in the little window?
basically it is a pop up or drop down check box!
First a few picky, but important details:
"because this will be within another portal, the check box selection field is only 1 row high and not very wide on initial viewing."
Portal rows can be as tall as you want. You aren't limited to a single narrow row unless you want to. You can resize them to fit your needs.
You can't use my suggestion inside of a portal as you can't have portals inside of portals.
You could format your field as a pop-up menu and shift click to make multiple selections. I don't like using pop-up menus in this way, but it does work.
You can also make your field a button that fires a script that pops up a floating window where you can make your selections.