Domino/Lotus Notes form, showing list of values based on a condition

Posted on 2016-11-17
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Last Modified: 2016-11-28
I am working on a form in which a field is a dialog list, and uses a view to provide the list of choices.  However, I would like the list to show a different group of values based an answer in another field.
Example, if the person is a Male, show only a list of boy's names.  If a person is Female, show only a list of girl's names.  Is there a way to create a view which contains all of the names, with some sort of Male/Female identifier and then my form displays the appropriate group of values (based on Male/Female selection)?

I hope that makes sense.  I'm looking for some sort of conditional list of values as choices.
Question by:lwillford
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Sjef Bosman earned 2000 total points
ID: 41892346
Can be done. Your first field should be a selection field, with the option Refresh fields selected. You have to create a categorized view, of which the first column can serve as selection values for the first field (using @DbColumn) and the 2nd column is to be used in the 2nd selection field's values formula, i.e. a @DbLookup in the view using the value of the first field.


1st field:
Dialog list
Values formula: @DbColumn("";"";"yourview";1)
Option: refresh fields on value change*

2nd field:
Dialig list
Values formula: @DbLookup("";"";"yourview";FirstField; 2)
Option: refresh values on document refresh*

* I cannot remember the exact phrases used, but you'll see what I mean soon enough.

Author Comment

ID: 41892363
Thanks for the fast response!  I won't be back to this project until Nov 28th, so I'll confirm it then.  I think I understand - I was having a hard time figuring out what direction to even start going on this one!

Author Closing Comment

ID: 41904814
Excellent response!  The example you gave me was easy to follow and did exactly what I needed.  Thanks!

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