8 Replies Latest reply on Sep 4, 2014 12:23 PM by philmodjunk

    Value List: Pop-up menu vs. Drop-down list?

    DarrenC

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      Value List: Pop-up menu vs. Drop-down list?

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      Hello!

      I am working on a large database of text entities (it is a character DB) that has a field for (in one example) "Classification.'

      In that 'Classification' field, I want users to be required to select a value from an existing Value List, which will be static at first. (We may eventually roll out a more complex dynamic/conditional list schema, but for now it appears we can use a static list.)

      Here are the desired behaviors:

             
      • User must select from a present value
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      • User may not enter 'another' value
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      • Would be nice to be able to 'Allow editing of value list' but that would be unchecked for now
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      • Needs navigation arrows for when drop-down list gets long
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      • User should be able to search values in some way

      It would seem as though I am looking for behavior styles from both the 'Pop-up menu' and Drop-down menu' Control styles.

      Is it possible to have all the above desired behaviors in a Static Value List?