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- April 21, 2009 at 11:09 pm #163
Is it possible to populate a drop down list in a table from another form? Here is what I have done:
I have created some lookup data in a form and a connector. Testing the connectors ‘read’ method returns the data I want.
following these instructions, /forums/topic/populate-listdrop-down-objects#post-53, I can bind the connector to a stand alone drop down list and the values appear as expected.
The problem I am finding is that when I try to use those same steps to bind to the drop down in the table, in the TARGET list for the connector I do not see the table’s column objects as an option to bind to, only the table itself. How do I access the drop down list in the column.
I am binding on the tables ‘Row Create’ event at this time.
ChrisApril 22, 2009 at 9:09 am #4496
not sure I follow what you are looking at here ? you should be able to see the tables ‘column’ in your connect return parameters.. click on the > to open the ‘table’ view to see the ‘all rows/all columns’
if it isn’t that though, could you export your 2 forms and send over with screen shots of how you have your forms connection set up and send over to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can have a more detailed look at what you are seeingApril 22, 2009 at 5:23 pm #4500
Basically, I saw the same thing. If you try to populate a drop-down list that is a column in a table, nothing happens. The same is true whether you select Table – Current ROW or Table-All Rows.April 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm #4502
Ryans nailed it even more elegantly than I.
It seems to be that this functionality is not possible since objects in a column do not seem to be exposed.April 22, 2009 at 8:57 pm #4503
Here is another related question.
1. Given a drop down list that is in a table on page 1 (say 3 rows are added with different drop down values)
2. how do I show the Name and Value from the drop down in a new table on page 2, say Column 1 is name and column 2 is value?
The only option I see when I bind the COPY FIELD option is to move the entire column from page 1, doing that I ONLY get the value and I have no abiliyt to specify that page 2 Column 1 gets the Name and Page 2 Column 2 gets the value.
Again, it appears the product is unable to expose a drop down list that is inside a table column. Am I doing something wrong?
ChrisApril 22, 2009 at 10:01 pm #4504
I’ll try to send you an email with the example you’ve spelled out shortly.December 22, 2009 at 9:41 pm #4987
rgaston, hello, I found this thread and thought it was interesting. Do you still have this example, if so would you please send it to me. Thanks TimDecember 22, 2009 at 9:46 pm #4988
Sorry, please ignore, resent the request to supportMay 9, 2011 at 4:35 am #5725
anyone has example for this? I am also having problem with this. Please send me also the example. thanks.May 9, 2011 at 5:08 pm #5726
Dennis @ PerfectFormsBlocked
It is not possible to populate a drop-down in a table using a connection.June 1, 2012 at 7:01 pm #6130
How to make this work? – If you try to populate a drop-down list that is a column in a table, nothing happens. The same is true whether you select Table – Current ROW or Table-All Rows.June 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm #6131
Dennis @ PerfectFormsBlocked
Correct, Nvyas. It is not possible to populate a drop-down in a table using a connection.
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