I have two tables named "Products" and "Bundles" . I needed to have a user select from a drop down list either a product or a bundle by name. I also wanted a separator inside the drop down to show the user which items where products and which were bundles. Finally I wanted to sort each grouping (products or bundles in alphabetical order). Here is what I want the drop down to look like and below that is where I am currently at in the process.
Drop Down Box
Carrot Juice Bar
Currently, I created a third table PB_Combined which has two fields ID.pk and Name. I have a calculation that loops through each of the tables (Products and Bundles) and populates copies the ID.pk and Name fields from both of those tables into the PB_Combined table. The result is a single table with all of the products and bundled items with their respective ID.pk numbers. So here is where I am stuck.
I want to have those items end up in a value list however I want the value list to be formatted similar to the one above or, I could prepend the items inside the value list with Bundle: or Product: so the user would know which item listed is either a product or a bundle. I think the best way to do this is to use a calculation to populate the PB_Combined list with the text just like I have it above. this is working today. It requires a lot of maintenance and overhead to create and fill in the data in that PB_Combined table each time the layout is loaded or using an OnEnter script trigger where the data is created when the drop down field is entered.
I have MBS Filemaker plugin and I have read about Quicklist function, but I don't seem to understand how to implement it using a script. It seems to be exactly what I need. use the calculation to add items to a virtual list and then show that list using a value list drop down. Not sure how to accomplish this?
Any thoughts or ideas or script help I could get would be much appreciated.