auto fill based on another field

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  • December 7, 2023 at 2:57 PM #50219



    i am trying to create a form to record puppy growth weights with the following fields

    • Puppy (from pick list)
    • date (set as current date)
    • time (set as current time)
    • Weight (input)
    • % growth against birth weight (calculation)
    • birth weight (this is the one I  want to auto fill based on puppy name and can’t work out how to do it. I tried if(X;Y;Z) but could not get it to work.  Is this the correct solution or is there a better way to do it )

    any advice would be greatly appreciated

    IOS 17.1.2

    tapforms 5.3.32 (1099)

    December 7, 2023 at 7:55 PM #50220

    Daniel Leu

    I would create a second form: puppy_birth with the fields puppy name and birth weight. Maybe birthdate might be of interest as well.

    Then you can create a picklist using the data from this puppy_birth form’s puppy name field. The two forms would be linked using a joined relationship using puppy name as the common field.

    Using a calculation field, you can now easily retrieve the weight by referencing to the value in the puppy_birth form. Additionally, when you add a new puppy, your picklist is automatically updated too! Obviously, the puppy name field must be unique.

    Just an idea. Hope this helps!

    December 8, 2023 at 1:13 AM #50221


    Note that the IF(X; Y; Z) requires that the X parameter be numeric, not text.

    If you want to compare text, then use the IFEQUAL(A; B; C; D) function. That says If A = B, then return C, otherwise return D.

    December 8, 2023 at 7:12 AM #50222


    Thanks both I will give them a try

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