I'm getting strange results with Three Keyword category fields that are linked (i.e. the choice in the first dictates the choices in the second, etc.)
Posted on 2007-09-28
I have been asked to carry out some quite simple modifications to the standard 'Doc Library - Notes & Web ' (doclbw7.ntf) template.
The client wishes to have three separate, but linked, levels of categorisation, which they've named File Rooms, File Cabinets & Binders.
I've redesigned the top of the 'Document' Form to display the three Keyword fields, & set up the various views for lookups etc., & it all works okay, except for one thing:
If you select a Keyword that contains a space (i.e. contains more than one word) in one field, then if you click on that same Keyword field helper again, the currently selected keyword is split at the space(s).
For example, if you select a File Room called 'Information Technology', then click on the File Room helper again, the following are listed as available File Rooms:
> Human Resources
> Information Technology
> Technology <= SELECTED KEYWORD
Of course, if you press Okay, then you reset the Keyword to 'Technology', even though that option wasn't in the list, & the option to allow keywords not in the list wasn't selected.
Is this a known issue/bug? Does anyone know of a fix or a workaround? I've discovered that if you allow more than one keyword to be selected, then it doesn't happen, but the client doesn't need to be able to categorise documents in more than one category, & because the options in the next field are dictated by the choice in the previous field, allowing multiple categories can make it look really confusing.
Thanks in advance.