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i have 2 multi value fields that contain similar or related value for example Field A  contains Department Name and Field B Contains Department Manager.

Field A(Department)              Field B(Department Manager)
IT  Dept                                Joe Depth
HR Dept                                Louie HArd
Admin Dept                           Henry See
Accounting Dept                     Chu Yuan



now i need to create a Combobox(using DBcolumn) that contain the list of all Department(Field A) and if i select 1 value i will get the designated department manager..


how can i do that?

thanks..
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Sjef Bosman earned 250 total points
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In LotusScript or in Formula?

Formula example:
   
    combined:= AllA + "~" + AllB;
   
The value for B will then be:
    x:= @Trim(@Right(AllB; A + "~"));
    @If(@IsError(x); ""; x)

combined will contain a list of strings like
    IT  Dept~Joe Depth
    HR Dept~Louie HArd
    Admin Dept~Henry See
    Accounting Dept~Chu Yuan

If A contains HR Dept, then the @Right will return "":"Louie HArd":"":"" and the @Trim will reduce that to onlu Louie HArd
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by:Zvonko
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Here my proposal (hello sjef :)

Put this int your Department DialogList field Choices @formula:
FieldA

And put this in the InputTranslation @formula of the Department field:

keyPairs:=@Implode(FieldA+"="+FieldB;";");
@SetField("Manager";@Left(@Right(keyPairs;Department+"=")+";";";"));
Department


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by:Zvonko
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Perhaps this formula for InputTranslation is slightly more fool proof:

keyPairs:=";"+@Implode(FieldA+"="+FieldB;";");
@SetField("Manager";@Left(@Right(keyPairs;";"+Department+"=")+";";";"));
Department

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by:Zvonko
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Sorry, it can be simplified to this:

keyPairs:=FieldA+"="+FieldB;
@SetField("Manager";@Trim(@Right(keyPairs;Department+"=")));
Department

(wasn't that what sjef told you? uhps :)
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by:Sjef Bosman
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LOL!
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by:Zvonko
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:-)
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by:amd1979
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Field A is an array a sigle fields contains 3  or more Deprtment on a sigle document same as Filed B i only seperated them by newline..

ithink i need to determine the element number of both fields.. if i select department name, on field A i will get the corresponding element number on field B..


i want to show the value of 2 fields in seperate fields if i select department (using dblookup)
the computed field for dapartment manager will get the value of it using DB lookup also..





hope it is now more clearer..

thanks



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by:amd1979
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thanks i got it
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by:amd1979
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please help me follow up to this question..

now i need to compare the location of two array, similar to my first question

i have 2 multi value fields value  separated by semicolon

the first field contain name and the second field contain score(hidden fields)

now i need to select the first field using combobox  and the contain of second field will display on the the computed fields.


thanks..

amd

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by:amd1979
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this fields are hidden
First field        Second field
Ariel               11 points
Jon                 20 Points
Nesa               13 points
this two field have alway equal value

now im going to pass the value of hidden first field to Combobox and if i select any value the corresponding score will be displayed on the computed text..








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by:Zvonko
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I do not see the difference?
Basically it same as this:

keyPairs:=namesListField+"="+pointsListField;
@SetField("Points";@Trim(@Right(keyPairs;singleName+"=")));
singleName


The upper assumes this field names:
1.) Field with all Names as multiple values: namesListField
2.) Field with all Points as multiple values: pointsListField
3.) Field with the searchin Name value: singleName
4.) Field for the target Point value: Points


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Better post a new question...
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