Not as advertised with drop down boxes

Not as advertised with drop down boxes

Post by mptraube » Wed, 24 Nov 2004 00:00:19


Hello and thanks again for the help,

I have a drop-down field with about 30 rather verbose entries. I need
to repeat those fields (content-wise)about 16 times in a non-repeating
table and would rather not put them all in by hand.

I'm not using a database, so attempted to use the "Look up values in a
form's datasource" option. To my complete surprise, the target field
seemed to only want to display the single drop down option selected in
the datasource field.

How do I get to see all the options at once? Would changing the
datasource field to a listbox fix that? And, what if I did make a
referenceable XML document out of the options, how do I do that?
Infopath Help seems to give no clues as to what form (table form,
comma-delimited, columnar, etc.)the entries must be.

Thanks
 
 
 

Not as advertised with drop down boxes

Post by TWljaGVsbG » Wed, 24 Nov 2004 02:29:14

The easiest way to accomplish what you are trying to do would be to create an
XML file that contains all your data (list entries), then include that XML
file as a secondary data source. Use the secondary datasource to populate
your drop down list. The drop down list should still be bound to your field
in the Main DOM, so when a user picks a value, that value will be captured in
the Main DOM.

If you need more details let me know.
Michelle

 
 
 

Not as advertised with drop down boxes

Post by TWljaGVsbG » Wed, 24 Nov 2004 03:21:01

Just in case, here is a helpful link
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #Populating%20a%20Drop-Down%20List%20Box%20via%20a%20Secondary%20Data%20Source