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Displaying value list issues FMP13

Question asked by JohhnyHilly on Sep 20, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2014 by philmodjunk


Displaying value list issues FMP13


I'm having issues with displaying the correct values from a value list. I have 2 tables, Properties and Bills. They are connected by: Properties::_pk_PropertyID = Bills::_fk_PropertyID where _pk_PropertyID is an auto generated serial number.

On a layout (based on Bills), I have a field _fk_PropertyID. This has a dropdown list so I can select which property a bill belongs to. I have created a value list that uses the field _pk_PropertyID and displays values from a second field Properties::PropertyName (with show values from second field selected).

The issue I'm having is when I click on the dropdown list to select the property, the list displays the PropertyName which is fine, but when I select one, it displays the PropertyID in the field instead of the PropertyName. Where am I going wrong to display this properly? Should I be using _fk_PropertyID somewhere instead?

EDIT: Found the problem. If I use the control style as Pop Up Menu the problem goes. Can someone explain to me why using a dropdown menu doesn't display the same as a pop up menu?