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  • Pick List vs. Drop Down

    Hi All...

    Does anyone know how to setup a pick list in A5V9 (web...not desktop). A standard drop down does not work in this situation as it only allows you to choose one value. In my case I need to be able to choose 1 or multiple values.

    For Example:

    A client may purchase different coverages (D&O, EPLI, FID, MPL, ELP...). Sometimes they will purchase just one....other times they can get combo policies (D&O, EPLI, FID) all wrapped in one policy.

    Never take a ride to the edge of your mind unless you've got a ticket back - Jon Oliva - Savatage.

  • #2
    Re: Pick List vs. Drop Down

    A dropdown can be configured to allow multiple entries. Set the height > 1 and the next option to Multiple. The user selects more than one by holding down the ctrl key, or using the mouse to scroll over multiple values. The results are saved to your field like this:


    You can also use checkboxes.

    Not sure what you mean by picklist, same as a dropdown?
    Steve Wood
    See my profile on IADN


    • #3
      Re: Pick List vs. Drop Down

      Thanks Steve...

      That's pretty close to what I was looking for. In my Content Management system (db2 backend) we can create what they call "Pick Lists". Works similar to what you suggested just looks prettier. I'm going to have to play with this a bit as the look is far from neat. Thanks again.

      Never take a ride to the edge of your mind unless you've got a ticket back - Jon Oliva - Savatage.


      • #4
        Re: Pick List vs. Drop Down

        Any way to get scroll bars or maybe a pop-up list to choose from allowing multiple selections? I've been looking around to see if I could control it. I'd like to do something like the attached...

        Never take a ride to the edge of your mind unless you've got a ticket back - Jon Oliva - Savatage.


        • #5
          Re: Pick List vs. Drop Down

          Wow...I just found something really odd...I have no scroll bar on the list box until I zoom in in Firefox...Internet Exploder shows them right away.

          Never take a ride to the edge of your mind unless you've got a ticket back - Jon Oliva - Savatage.


          • #6
            Re: Pick List vs. Drop Down

            Using the technique that Steve described, here's an example of a "pick list" type component using a couple of multiselect dropdown boxes and a few buttons. The scroll bar is automatic.

            I'm biased, but I think it looks pretty good.

            Pat Bremkamp
            MindKicks Consulting


            • #7
              Re: Pick List vs. Drop Down

              Hi Guys...

              I made the changes and it "works" visually but when I hit the submit button I get the following error:

              Errors in: event.AfterValidate code:
              Argument is incorrect data type

              I'm using this on a dialog and not a After Validate is:


              If I have the drop down set to allow for only one choice it works. I think the error is because the validate is only allowing for one value but I'm not sure. Can I make it plural? eg. .values

              The values in the drop down are from a dynamic list pulled from the Coverage table. The value displayed is the short description and the value stored is the Id.

              Never take a ride to the edge of your mind unless you've got a ticket back - Jon Oliva - Savatage.


              • #8
                Re: Pick List vs. Drop Down

                Some additional may have to do with my data type in the table...right now I have a table Transaction with a field of Coverage_id_fk. The type is set to numeric as I am storing the id from the coverage table (coverage_id). If I go into the default browse for the transaction table I cannot put multiple values in the Coverage_id_fk field. I assume that the field would need the ability to store multiple values. Attached is the projected zipped up. To get to the section I'm describing...go to Create New Record.

                PS...I'm laying this out for FF and not IE so it may look a little different in each browser.
                Never take a ride to the edge of your mind unless you've got a ticket back - Jon Oliva - Savatage.