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Conditional table lookup - with no lookup

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  • #16
    Re: Conditional table lookup - with no lookup

    Then I do not understand.
    What I posted was a simple (albeit incomplete) lookup which is filtered sequentially using OnChange to populate a Variable. The pick list would be based upon the Country - so only those States are shown, then when a State is chosen, a pick list of Cities available in those States would be shown, and then when the city was chosen, the Zip Codes would be shown for that City only, (you will probably need streets as well I suspect).

    Doing it that way will mean only one demographics table and less hassle. But then as I mentioned, I don't fully understand you logic.

    PS I was joking about the technical bit.
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    • #17
      Re: Conditional table lookup - with no lookup

      The way the form works, the country is chosen first. Then, the zip code is entered. The selected country determines which zip code table is used for the lookup. When the user types in the zip code, the results fills in the city and state. This negates the need for the user to then next select the city and state.

      Right now if I’m entering an address for a person in France with a zip code of 40500, the lookup will fill in a city of Audignon with a state/region of Landes. However, if the address is in the US and I enter the zip code 40500, the city is Lexington and the state is Kentucky.

      My problem was if they had an address from another country for which I did not have a zip code database, Alpha would generate an error message as no lookup table would have been defined.

      So by creating a fallback table with at least one record, the lookup wouldn’t be of any real use, but at least I will not be getting an error message.

      Regarding the zip code tables, I really no not want to merge all the zip codes into one large table. I have a complete list for the US and France, each by itself being fairly large.

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      • #18
        Re: Conditional table lookup - with no lookup

        Glad you have a solution Ron.
        In the UK, a Postcode covers about 20 houses.
        The first part is the region, the second in the housing group.
        Seems like your zips cover bigger areas.
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