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Dropdown Field

Overview

Creating and maintaining list fields with both hard-coded data and dynamic sources.

Details

A basic dropdown list can be as simple as hard-coded values or it can use a bridge resource to reference values from an external data source. The basic elements are the same as other questions, a Name and a Label.

Name - unique required internal reference for the question

Label - optional description for the question on the form

By default, the value in name is copied to the Label.

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Defaults

Default Values can be either hard coded or added from the dropdown list (Values, Form, Kapp, Space, or Authentication information).

Default values are also available from a bridged resource. A bridge with a single return qualification can be used to set the value. After selecting a bridge the resources are listed as Variables in the Default value dropdown.

Choices

The two options for adding options to a list are Custom and Bridged

Custom

The Custom option sets hard coded values that are maintained by the Form creator. Two values are needed, the Label or what is shown to the user, and the Value that is saved as the answer. In the majority of cases these values are the same, but you can set them to be different. Because they are often the same, the value that is enters for the Label is automatically copied to the Value field. Click on the +Add Fields button or press enter to save your list option. Once an option is saved click the blue pencil icon to edit (and green check to save) or the red x to delete. If you have multiple options you can drag options to re-order.

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Bridged

Choice of Bridged Resource for list options draws the options from a source outside Request CE. The source is determined by the Bridge Resource and the Label and Value are set by the specific resources selected from the bridge. Once again they are often the same, but are not required to be.

Run-If Condition

Set a specific set of conditions that will make the list appear.

Information on using Bridge Resources is available here.

Other options for Dropdown questions:

Display - Please see this section.

Validation - Please see this section.

Events - Please see this section.

Render Attributes - Please see this section.

 

 

 

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