Lookup wizard is a list of values. Values can be entered
manually (List of values
option) or retrieved from the database table (Database table option).
Use 'plus'/'minus' buttons to add/delete values and buttons with
arrows to order them.
You can select the existing database table/custom view to
retrieve values from (Table
dropdown box) or create new custom view using Create new query button. For more
information about creating SQL query, see About SQL query designer.
selected table is included in the project, the rules applied to the
project tables (such as modified SQL query, Advanced Security,
сhanges made to the SQLQuery
object in the After table
initialized event) will be also applied to the lookup table.
For example, you can limit the list of items in dropdown with
You can use Custom Expression for the Display field to display several values
from different fields with custom design in dropdown box.
How it looks in the browser:
The WHERE expression
allows to sort dropdown box content. In our example if you put
"phone like '%555%'" into
WHERE box only Contacts with 555 in phone number will be
To use table variables of the session in a WHERE clause, table
names should be written as follows:
You can auto-fill several fields on the Add/Edit pages with
values from the lookup table.
Add new items on the fly
This option puts Add new
link next to the dropdown box allowing to add new items right on
Edit/Add page. Add new item popup is a fully-featured add page.
You can use dependent dropdown boxes, where values shown in the
second dropdown box depend on the value you’ve chosen in the first
To do this, select the This
dropdown is dependent on ... check box. Choose Category control - field, defining list
of categories and Category
field – field from dependent table, containing category
value. After setup press Test
it button, to check how it will work.
Edit page with dependent dropdown boxes (Model field content is dependent on
Make field value):
You can also use chain of dependent dropdown boxes. For example,
Supplier field content can depends on Products field, which in its
turn depend on Products category field.
Also you can have more than one dependent dropdown box tied to
the same master dropdown control.
Appearance of lookup
List of values is displayed as a dropdown box. If you set
Multiline to any value
greater then one this field will appear as a listbox on Add/Edit
pages. To select multiple entries hold Ctrl key while choosing
Edit box with AJAX popup
This feature is explained in AJAX-based
List of values is displayed as set of check boxes. A user can
select one or several values.
If you enable Horizontal
layout check box, check boxes will be placed
List of values is displayed as set of radio buttons. A user can
select only one value.
If you enable Horizontal
layout check box, radio buttons will be placed
List page with search
Once Select button is
clicked user is presented with the searchable lookup table. Lookup
table appearance is fully customizable in Visual Editor.