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    Everything works perfectly. But the drop down list never displays all of the options. I can scroll down to them but I'd lke them all to appear. If I have 12 items in the list only 8 initialy show. If I have 38, only 35 show. It is always about 3 or 4 less. How can I enlarge the box to have all options show.

  • #2
    RE: Drop Down List

    Charles,

    I don't know.

    If the items you usually pick are at the bottom of the list, why not change the display sort order so that they're near the top? (I know it's not the same, but maybe it will help)

    -- tom

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    • #3
      RE: Drop Down List

      Thanks for responding. Yes, your suggestion would help, but one of the drop down lists is for the month, and it will only shows options through August. To get the other 4 months you have to scroll down. I've gotten my wife to agree to enter the data monthly and she is not a "happy camper" with the scrolling. I'd like to figure out how to do it. Thanks again for trying.

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      • #4
        RE: Drop Down List

        Charles,

        is this a simple list lookup?

        if so, try entering the values into a small table, and using table lookup. It might improve your chances for domestic tranquility.

        -- tom

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        • #5
          RE: Drop Down List

          Other techniques are available, too.

          A self-filling automatic lookup is a possiblity. Documented in the articles at www.learn alpha.com

          You could roll your own popup dialog form and give your wife a series of checkboxes to select from.

          You might try using a ui_get_list_array() to display the choices, and fill in the field without using field rules at all.

          Lots to choose from.

          -- tom

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          • #6
            RE: Drop Down List

            Yet another option if she's doing batch data entry, once a month, is to stop looking up the month for each record she enters. Get the month from her once. Store it in a variable on the form. Have the form fill in the field using the variable's value, for each new record she enters.

            This assumes, of course, that the value of the month variable would be the same for each entry in a particular data entry session.

            -- tom

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            • #7
              RE: Drop Down List

              This is the way to go as it is a batch entry once per month. Installed and working fine. Thanks again for your help

              Charlie

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              • #8
                RE: Drop Down List

                Great! - tom

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