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Dropdown - Limittolist Workaround


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I have a dropdown field that I want to be able to enter a custom value.  I do not want this value to be added to the table.  In Microsoft Access, there is an option to 'LimitToList = false'.  So instead, I created a Virtual field with the dropdown options.  I also have the actual field called 'ItemName'.  If someone uses the dropdown, the option will be copied to the 'ItemName' field.  If they want to enter a custom value, they can simply fill in the 'ItemName' field.  Here is my script:

 

<script>
function EnterCustomValue()
{
 var v_standardOption = document.getElementsByName("cbParamVirtual1")[0];

 document.getElementById("insertRecorditemName").value = v_standardOption;
}
document.getElementById("cbParamVirtual1").addEventListener("change", EnterCustomValue);

</script>

 

If the dropdown is used, it gives me an error saying the filed is empty.

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Can you change

 

var v_standardOption = document.getElementsByName("cbParamVirtual1")[0]; to var v_standardOption = document.getElementsByName("cbParamVirtual1")[0].value;

 

and see if that  helps?

 

You can also use this solution: http://howto.caspio.com/tech-tips-and-articles/advanced-customizations/add-an-option-to-a-public-facing-dropdown/

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