1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 1, 2016 8:40 AM by philmodjunk

    Not displaying ID's in the dropdown

    muhammad.ikram@contedia.com

      Hello,

       

      Just would like to know how to only display the element name in the dropdown and once you select; it just display the name.

       

      This is the dropdown, display ID.

      when I select; I can see the element name

       

      Although, I have selected only display value from second field; but when I click out of dropdown; it display ID.

       

       

      What would be the best way of showing names in dropdown; not ID.

       

      Many Thanks in Advance

        • 1. Re: Not displaying ID's in the dropdown
          philmodjunk

          This is normal behavior for a drop down list. A pop up menu may be configured to show only the second field value even after you exit the value list, but not for a drop down list.

           

          There are tricks you can use to compensate for this with a drop down list. One method is to put the name field on top of the drop downlist formatted field and give it an opaque fill color so that it hides the drop down list field. Then use behavior settings in the inspector to deny browse mode access to this name field. When you click on the name field, you automatically click the field hidden behind it and this drop down list pops to the front and deploys.