2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 12, 2013 1:20 PM by Matty_1

    Dynamic radio button



      Dynamic radio button


           Is there a way to have dynamic radio buttons?  I have a portal and within this portal I'd like the status of each line be a dynamic set of radio buttons that is custom to the particular line.

           I have three tables, Personnel Records, Check List Line times, Master Check List.

           In master check list I have a list of all the possible check list items ...  I'd like to insert in a field any number of options that could be poised over t the radio buttons in the personnel records once the relationship is established between Personnel Records and Check List line Items.



        • 1. Re: Dynamic radio button

               You can use a conditional value list for your radio buttons, but care will be needed. Unlike drop down lists and pop up menus, the values from the conditional value list must fit within the borders of your field. If your conditional value list has more values that will fit, a values may be missing or only partially displayed.

               Here are some links on conditional 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 radio buttons working correctly.

          • 2. Re: Dynamic radio button

                 Thank you!  The realtionships weren't my issue but I certainly saw in your demo file that I had initally misunderstood how certain condtional value lists worked.  Much appreciated!