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sdaniel
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Change Choice Field based on global variable

Hello all, 

 

I maybe going about this all wrong so feel free to point me in the right direction. 

The Homepage has 5 New buttons. Each new button has different fields based on these SharePoint content types. 

The first one is Organizational. 

I have a "ChangeType" Choice field that lists the 5 choices. 

When a user selects one of the "New" buttons, I would like to change the "ChangeType" field to the choice the user made. 

The "ChangeType" field is located on another screen and hidden. 

 

Can anyone help? 

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Kirkby
Super User
Super User

Hi @sdaniel 

 

//Screen A

Supposing that the drop down list on the different screen consists of the same texts as the 5 buttons,) the code behind the 5 menu is identical. If that is not the case, please apply proper logic instead.

The New button that you mentioned is the plus sign on the tab. right?

confidential_d 14 25 31.png

 

//Screen B. Populated a drop down list for demo.

confidential_d 14 25 31 (2).png

The default value is determined by the option selected by a user on the Screen A

 confidential_d 14 25 31 (3).png

 

 

Please let me know this is not what you expected.

 

Kirkby,

Thank you for responding. I believe that is really close. I'll try to explain how I set this up. It may not be the best way. There are only the two screens for all five categories since the majority of the fields will be the same. The Change Type field determines which fields will be displayed based upon a variable. 

Screen A. The "New" button is specific to each Change Type and it sets a variable to show a choice field related to the Change Type. 

Example: 

OrganizationalStrategicOperational
ResetForm(BasicForm);
ResetForm(DetailsForm);
NewForm(BasicForm);
Set(varItem,Defaults('Change Request'));
Set(varRecordType,"New");
Set(varOrg,true);
Navigate(BasicForm)
ResetForm(BasicForm);
ResetForm(DetailsForm);
NewForm(BasicForm);
Set(varItem,Defaults('Change Request'));
Set(varRecordType,"New");
Set(varStrategic,true);
Navigate(BasicForm)
ResetForm(BasicForm);
ResetForm(DetailsForm);
NewForm(BasicForm);
Set(varItem,Defaults('Change Request'));
Set(varRecordType,"New");
Set(varOps,true);
Navigate(BasicForm)

 

Screen B. Is a form which has a choice field "Change Type" listing the five choices from a SharePoint list. I would like to set the Change Type to the correct choice based upon the users selection. 

Based on your instructions, should I change the Change Type Item to the list choice and not Choices([@'Change Request']).ChangeType)? Is there a way to use the set variable used for each category to change the Change Type?

Is there a better way of accomplishing this?  

 

 

After reading your response again, I think your answer should work but I'm fuzzy on the logic that is needed.

I can change my Form field (Change Type) to a list like you show in your post. 

How would I change the home screen to New buttons to match Screen B. Currently, the home screen has individual new (+) buttons and isn't a list or gallery. 

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