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Search a Dropdown Field

  • 1.  Search a Dropdown Field

     
    Posted 04-16-2018 19:26
    Hello, I have a dropdown field that has hundreds of options, any way to add a search field for this instead of endless scrolling to find the option i need?

    Thx


  • 2.  RE: Search a Dropdown Field

    Silver
    Contributor
    Posted 04-16-2018 19:53
    In the properties for the drop down field, you can select "Use record picker instead of a drop down menu". This will give you a search box.


  • 3.  RE: Search a Dropdown Field

     
    Posted 04-16-2018 19:58
    sorry i forgot to mention that the dropdown is a related field dropdown.

    Eg. related products to a category (supplier)


  • 4.  RE: Search a Dropdown Field

     
    Posted 04-16-2018 20:03
    sorry i forgot to mention that the dropdown is a related field dropdown.


  • 5.  RE: Search a Dropdown Field

    Silver
    Contributor
    Posted 04-16-2018 20:05
    So... Go into the field options for the related field. There is a section in the properties call Reference Field Options. You'll see the check box I'm talking about there.


  • 6.  RE: Search a Dropdown Field

     
    Posted 04-16-2018 20:14


  • 7.  RE: Search a Dropdown Field

    Silver
    Contributor
    Posted 04-16-2018 20:19
    Okay, then what I'm suggesting must come with a different plan. The interface does not have all the options in the properties.


  • 8.  RE: Search a Dropdown Field

     
    Posted 04-16-2018 20:27
    Weird, right.  This is an administrators view for the Platform plan.  did they take the option away?


  • 9.  RE: Search a Dropdown Field

    Silver
    Contributor
    Posted 04-16-2018 20:54
    I have the platform plan as well. I'll show you my screen shot.


  • 10.  RE: Search a Dropdown Field

    Silver
    Contributor
    Posted 04-16-2018 20:59
    Checking the above high lighted check box would give you the desired searchable dialog box.


  • 11.  RE: Search a Dropdown Field

     
    Posted 04-16-2018 21:08
    maybe because it is a text(lookup)

    Thanks for your help, might be a custom script thing I will need to do


  • 12.  RE: Search a Dropdown Field

    Silver
    Contributor
    Posted 04-16-2018 21:10

    I would ask QB Support. Take my screen shot and ask them why you don't see the same thing. Any drop down list for a related lookup field ought to give you the record picker option.