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  • russ Boehle
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    RE: pull down menu

    You probably don't want to wait but I think this issue is addressed in A5V5.

    Russ

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    RE: pull down menu

    Abe, you might want to review the following articles at www.learn alpha.com


    Self-Filling Lookup Fields: Redesign Your Lookups In Alpha Five


    Cascading Progressive Search With a List Box



    These describe custom lookups that sound (to me) close to what you are describing.


    One last thought:
    It's unlikely that that a simple list will help, but if your lookup list doesn't change, define the lookup as a simple list instead of a table lookup...

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  • crimmelcp
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    RE: pull down menu

    Abe:
    I also use the F3 key in alpha5
    1. You have to set the field rules for the table that you are entering data into.
    from control panel
    select the table that you enter data into and right click
    select field rules
    go to the look up tab and set the lookup table and linking and display indexes.
    at the bottom change the cascading to middle center
    take the check mark out of allow display maximize
    this will set up the table to do a popup.

    2.to reprogram the F3 key place the following
    script in the field actions on key event.
    to do this
    open your form in design mode
    go to form actions
    on the drop down menu on the right side select on key
    event and paste the script.

    IF a_user.key.value = "{F3}"
    a_user.key.handled = .t.
    sys_send_keys("{ALT-DOWN}")
    END IF
    Charlie Crimmel

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  • abe kravetz
    Guest started a topic pull down menu

    pull down menu

    I am a novice user and would like to make a pulldown menu
    when I enter information in the company name, just like the
    old version list alpha4 v3. You start typing the text and
    the press F3 and a window will popup. I don't like the new
    screen. I know it will require an action and script code
    someone please help.

    Thanks

    Abe
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