dsr1

Pop-up Menu Vs Drop Down

Discussion created by dsr1 on Nov 11, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 11, 2014 by dsr1

Hi All,

 

I just noticed something that seems to be an anomoly.

 

A simple value list to select a person from the HR table: First (use) field is the the record's SN and the second is the person's name, with 'Show Values only from Second Field" on.

 

For the purpose of this test I have the same value list used by two instances each of two fields. (directly on a flat layout, not in a popover or a portal)

 

Pop-ups

Text target field is populated with: Person's Name

Numeric target field is populated with: Persons Name

 

Drop-Downs

Text target field is populated with: Record SN

Numeric target field is populated with: Record SN

 

Now, if I change the value list to display both source fields, I get:

 

Pop-ups

Text target field is populated with: Record SN AND Person's Name

Numeric target field is populated with: Record SN AND Persons Name

 

Drop-Downs

Text target field is populated with: Record SN

Numeric target field is populated with: Record SN

 

So the Drop-Downs are working as expected, but the pop-ups are dodging me.

 

I also noted that when I edited the value list the pop-up target fields changed their content without needing to be reselected, so there is clesrly a lot I do not know about these field types.

 

Can anyone please tell me the basic that I clearly do not understand and or point me to the knowledge I need?

 

Thanks

 

Peter

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