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Helper III
Helper III

Search Functionality on Form Field w/ Allowed Values Dropdown

I have a form that is connected to a SQL dB table. I have several of the fields in the the form set to an Allowed Values dropdown.

 

Using one of the fields as an example-- Job Title

 

The Job Title card's allowed values are set to: DataSourceInfo([@'[Employee].[Employee]'], DataSourceInfo.AllowedValues, "JobId")

 

The Job Title card's items are set to a related table with the following formula: Sort('[Employee].[JobTitle]',JobTitle,Ascending)

Anyway, the field works fine, but there are a hundred or so values in the drop down list. Is there a way to add a search functionality so the user can type in the drop down and filter the list?

 

I've seen some other posts saying that the combo box has this functionality, but in my case I'm using a form with allowed values drop downs and I haven't found a way to do this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Super User
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Re: Search Functionality on Form Field w/ Allowed Values Dropdown

As you cannot search  woin Onea dropdown , the workaround us to insert a Combobox on your screen and set it Items same as the dropdown 

Sort('[Employee].[JobTitle]',JobTitle,Ascending)

 

So users will search in the Combobox.

 

Then set the Default of the dropdown to:

ComboboxName.Selected

 

Or replace the dropdown with a Textbox and set it Default to;

ComboboxName.Selected.Value

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