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July 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM #3404
first of all i tested nearly all apps i can create a form with and i think none is as good as tapforms for me.
i use it as a tool to catch the inventory of e.g. a house. it works well for me, but there are some points i need a little help:
is there a possibility to create/use filtered dropdowns/picklists?
what i want to do is first to select e.g. bmw or porsche and in the second step i can select the modell (911,924,…)
i saw that there is a way that i can autmatically count a field (e.g. how many kilometers the car has driven). is it possible that there is a counting on a second field too (e.g. the litres needed for a certain route)?
last i wonder if it is possible to include a field with e.g. a handwriting or a small drawing.
thanks for your help & greetings from germany
rickJuly 18, 2011 at 4:16 PM #4671
I personally chain the names of items in the same pick list. For example, I would had had a pick list like that:
bmw – 323
bmw – 330
bmw – M3
porsche – 911
porsche – 924
BMW and Porsche items are for general use, when the specific model is unknown or irrelevant.
But nested pick lists could an interesting concept. You can link 2 pick lists together to define parent-child relationship. So when you pick a value from a parent pick list, the child pick list is limited to a subset of its values. So every time you add a new value to a parent pick list, you have to define a corresponding subset in the child. The parent-child relationship is confined to a specific form. Unless you are using this form, the pick lists look like normal pick lists.July 18, 2011 at 4:56 PM #4674
But is that across fields or within the same field? If it’s in the same field, do the pick list values just get comma delimited and dumped into the text field? E.g. “Solstice, GXP”? or “BMW, M3″?July 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM #4676
The question is about cross-field relations.July 18, 2011 at 9:55 PM #4677
Thanks Igol27. I understand now. That would be a good feature to have. I’ll add it to the list.
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