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Last post 08-31-2004 03:02 PM by Greg Collins. 1 replies.
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  • 08-27-2004 11:04 AM

    Field Linking

    I have field one (single layer drop down that must be selected and cannot be edited ) and field two (whatever it needs to be to bring up automatic data depending on choice for field two)

    basically i choose one person and in the form my choice is shown as well as an id number in another field based on my choice.

    problem is i do not know what to choose for the second field or how to link the two.....please help
  • 08-31-2004 03:02 PM In reply to

    You can use rules to fill in the values of the other fields when the drop-down list changes. But the values used to fill in the fields would be filtered based on the selection of the drop-down list.

    For example: Let's say your data source looked like this:
    <People>
    <Person name="Mary" id="12345"/>
    <Person name="John" id="67890"/>
    </People>

    Your drop-down list is populated with Person/@name.

    Now, if you select "Mary" in the drop-down list, the rule would fill in the ID field with Person[@name="Mary"]/@id -- meaning, it would filter for a Person with a @name that matches field one ("Mary") and then use the @id of that Person to populate field two.

    Does that make sense?

    Greg Collins [InfoPath MVP]
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