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Picklist Function for Data Entry Fields

Posted by scott 
scott
Picklist Function for Data Entry Fields
September 02, 2011 08:59PM
I prefer using external tables to store values for data entry fields - this helps enforce data integrity and minimize data entry errors that cause problems down the road (e.g. a report that is expected to contain certain values, but don't because the end-users are typing in variations of names).

My previous programming language provided a tool that enabled me to add a picklist procedure for a data entry field. If that entry field was active, the user could type alphanumeric characters in the data entry field - the closest match would automatically be displayed (which a WinDev Table control does). If a hotkey (Alt-DownArrow) was pressed, the picklist popup window is displayed onscreen - that picklist popup window allowed users to add / edit / delete picklist database contents "on the fly". This is very intuitive, and adds real value to applications that are used "in the field" by power users.
Arnaud Benhamdine
Re: Picklist Function for Data Entry Fields
October 07, 2011 10:20AM
Indeed, it would be a great feature.

Actually, we developped ourselves such a field, which is a "must-have".

Regards.
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