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Setting infopath drop down list boxes to equal different fields from one selected item

Posted on 2010-11-16
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Hi all, not sure if this is possible, but I require the following:

I have two drop down list boxes that are conntected to the same SharePoint list called 'Approvers.' In the approvers list there are two columns: Name [people field] and E-mail [text] The data connection called Approvers is linked to these two fields

What I require is that when a name is selected in the first drop down list, populated from the Name column, the corosponding email address for the name is shown in the second drop down list. I have a broswer enabled form so filtering is not allowed

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You can filter it by a rule instead.  What you do is add a rule to the dropdown that contains the manager's name.  Select "Set a fields Value".  For the field to set, select the dropdown that contains the email addresses.  For the value select "insert field or group", select the email field from the sharepoing list, then click the filter button, and select in the first dropdown box of the filter dialog the dropdown field that contains the manager's name (from the form); then in the second dropdown select "is equal to" and in the third dropdown box select the manager's name field from the sharepoing list.
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Wow, that's some filtering but works a treat!

Thanks bud, you're an InfoPath Genius!
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