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dynamic, user customized, value lists with sort problem

Question asked by KenS on Nov 17, 2009
Latest reply on Nov 17, 2009 by KenS

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dynamic, user customized, value lists with sort problem

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I am trying to set up a method for allowing certain drop-down menus to have both default and user-added items. The user-added items will be unique for each FMP user. I also want to be able to control the sort of the items and hopefully use seperator lines where desired. I have tried a few schemes using FM value lists and even looked thru the forum, but I cant quite get it to work. 

 

My current scheme involves using a couple tables and relationships that feed a value list, as follows.

 

Table 1: has a field with the "menu name" text string.

Table 2: is a join that has the menu name and a group number that provides a relational selection of items in Table 3:

Table 3: is a list of Group number, Menu Item Name, and Menu Item Sort Code 

 

Table 1 is related to Table 2 by "menu name"

Table 2 is related to Table 3 by "menu name" and "group number"

 

The resulting value list has all the right items, but I cant control the sort without displaying the Sort Code in the second field. I have tried setting the sort in the relationship, which works for the Table2/3 sort, but then the individual groups are merged alphabetically (not desired).

 

How can I make this work? 

 

Thanks 

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