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Multiple Workspace Picklist

Status: Comments Requested
by *Expert Elite* on ‎09-20-2012 12:19 PM

I need to attach different parent workspaces to a Task item.

 

Picklist works great for one, but not more. I don't need multiple parents, but the option to tag alink to the parant from one of three workspaces.

 

 

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by Employee on ‎09-25-2012 09:50 PM
Status changed to: Comments Requested
 
by Active Contributor DonovanJr on ‎10-26-2012 01:29 PM

Yes this would be a very usefull feature and eliminate both data entry errors and allow the display of related information through derived fields much more usefull.

 

A good example: SALES Quote / Order, with two supporting workspaces (Customer & Shipping Addresses)

 

In the Sales Quote you could have a Shipping Address Field picklist that is filtered / limitted to only those address records for the selected customer from the Customer picklist field.

by Employee on ‎10-29-2012 11:05 PM

@DonovanJr, thanks for the feedback and example!

by Valued Contributor BiggePLM on ‎05-10-2013 02:10 PM

Another Example would be to have a picklist that it's source is one of two or more workspaces.

 

Which workspace is determined by either another picklist (equipment type) or check box (either/or)

 

The idea is that the user will select the equipment type (ie Equipment or Parts) and if the choose Equipment the other linking picklist will show records from an equipment workspace or if the select parts it shows records from a Parts Workspace. Funtioning similar to filtered picklists where the selection in one field limits or sets records shown in another.

 

I am currently doing this with three fields in my Equipment Inventory workspace

 

field one is Record type (Part or Equipment)

Field two is linked picklist to parts workspace

Field three is equipment workspace

 

I then have an on create script that validates the record type and checks that a selection was made in the appropriate linked picklist based on the type selection.

 

This is used to essentially define the Autonumber Sequencer to use when assiging the inventory record ID.

 

It works but leaves a messy workspace and if no selection is made in the linked picklist no way to assign the Appropriate Record Sequencer. Which for now I have a third computed field that display an error message to the user the record is incomplete. It does not force the record to be corrected. Leave a gap in my process.

 

DonovanJr

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