2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 27, 2011 2:04 AM by MatthewMackay

    Conditional Value Lists within Checkboxes

    MatthewMackay

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      Conditional Value Lists within Checkboxes

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      I haven't really looked in to this in depth but thought I would ask in case anyone can shed any light on the subject.

      Within my solution I have scripts that allow users to add new values to conditional value lists, they are working fine within drop down lists. Over the weekend, I tried the same with check box sets with varying results.

      After adding the new item in to the conditional list, it shows up and is already checked, if I then unchecked the item, it would dissapear completely, i think it's probably something to do with my script/ tables involved in the script.

      just wanted to see if anyone else had come accross this?

      Cheers

      Matt

        • 1. Re: Conditional Value Lists within Checkboxes
          philmodjunk

          You've got something unusual set up there. Can't tell for sure what it was, but the values shouldn't appear already checked. Perhaps the field from the related table of values is formatted with check boxes instead of a text field in your current layout's table. That would fit what you describe here.

          Conditional value lists should work with check box groups and radio buttons just like drop downs and pop up menus, with one key limitation:

          If your conditional value list has a longer list of values than you have provided room for in the size of the field, then the additional values will not be visible. Since conditional value lists are often very dynamic when it comes to the number of values that might appear at any given time, this sometimes results in situations where you just can't use a single check box field with a conditional value list. If this is the case here, you might want to use a portal of related records to serve as a kind of "check box group with a scroll bar" in order to create something that's sufficiently flexible.

          • 2. Re: Conditional Value Lists within Checkboxes
            MatthewMackay

            Cheers, you were spot on with the field from related table, was formatted with check boxes! All working now.

            Cheers