1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 27, 2013 12:45 PM by philmodjunk

    Creating a Popup List with Scrolldown Menu



      Creating a Popup List with Scrolldown Menu


           I would like to create a checkbox list with options A, B, and C for example.

           Each of these options (A, B, and C) will be general titles of types of events, such as:

           Conference, Party, and Meeting

           I want to be able to, for example, check off conference and then a popup menu will generate with a scrolldown menu that lists specific conferences (ie: Leadership conference, Health Development Conference) and allows me to select all of the conferences a person is involved in. Can this be done?


        • 1. Re: Creating a Popup List with Scrolldown Menu

               What you describe sounds like a conditional value list with a slight twist--that the match field is formatted as a check box field. That should work quite well if you want select both "conference" and "Meeting" types and then get a list of both types in the same list. This is due to the way match fields that contain return separated lists of values--what a check box field of this type creates when you click more than one box, match to records in the related table.

               Here are some links on condiitional value lists:

               There's a lot of overlap between the first two links so you can read one and skim the other. The demo file gives you several examples of different conditional value lists so you can examine them to see how they are set up. If you are using FileMaker 12, you can open this demo file from your File menu to get a converted copy of the demo file that you can examine in FileMaker 12.

               The last link discusses how to set up a chain of conditional value lists where the value selected in each conditional value list controls the values listed in the next value list.

               Forum Tutorial: Custom Value List?

               Knowledgebase article: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5833/kw/conditional%20value%20list

               Demo File: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j6qf0z9fnem3uxd/ConditionalValueListDemo.fp7

               Hierarchical Conditional Value lists: Conditional Value List Question

               Feel free to post follow up questions here if those links aren't enough to get your value lists working correctly.