?
Solved

Sharepoint 2010 Custom Column - linked to External Data - autopopulate the other fields

Posted on 2013-11-12
2
Medium Priority
?
555 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I have a Calendar with additional custom columns. In the columns I have a field that I use Column Type :  External Data. I can see my data and it works great. I can select my External Content Type and I select my external data from source called CUSTOMERORDERS.

I have a field named CONumber that I want to select. I want this to auto-populate the other fields in the calendar and it does not. Basically when I select the CONumber field I want it to auto-populate CustName and CustState and CustID. These fields are in my CUSTOMERORDERS table (external data set)

How do I just select the CONumber and these other fields just automatically populate the corresponding data?
0
Comment
Question by:allenkent
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
skipper68 earned 2000 total points
ID: 39647805
You'd probably be best to create CONumber as a site column instead of on the calendar.  When you create CONumber, make it a lookup type and check the boxes at the bottom to include other columns to bring along when CONumber is added to a list.

Then, add the new "CONumber" site column from the existing field list to the calendar.  Now, whenever you create a new item and choose a CONumber, it will populate the other fields.  I remember the first time I figured this out, I thought it was magic :-)

If this isn't clear, I can see if I can put something together to help.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:allenkent
ID: 39666514
Site Column is an interesting idea. thank you.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Last week I faced a strange issue recently, i have deployed SharePoint 2003 servers for one project and one of the requirements was to open SharePoint site from same server. when i was trying to open site from the same server i was getting authentic…
When using a search centre, I'm going to show you how to configure Sharepoint's search to only return results from the current site collection. Very useful when using Office 365 with multiple site collections.
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question