Regarding Pick Lists

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  • January 7, 2014 at 9:19 AM #8619

    Jim Burgess

    1. On the Mac version there isn’t any way to import pick-lists. Or import values into pick lists. The iPhone version has a way to import values into a pick list — very handy. Am I missing something, or is this capability not there?

    2. When the spelling for a pick-list entry is modified (e.g., to correct a typo in the list) the existing values in records aren’t updated. This implies that a true SQL design isn’t being used for this feature, but rather that pick list entries in records are static and defined only when initially selected. What’s the best way to deal with this problem?


    January 7, 2014 at 2:08 PM #8627


    Hi Jim,

    1. The Mac version didn’t really need that feature because you can click on the “Add Values…” button on the Pick List Edit popover. Then you can simply paste a bunch of values in and then click Done. Tap Forms will parse the values (one per line) and add them as separate pick list values.

    2. Yes, this is the case. Tap Forms simply copies the text value from a pick list into the field you’ve attached the pick list to. This is by design as it’s not using any relational capabilities of the underlying database. There’s no workaround for that, sorry.



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