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

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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?
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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.
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Site Column is an interesting idea. thank you.
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