I do not succeed in building a field that will be either a free format field or a choice list depending on the value of another field. Webddts always displays a choice list - that is empty if the condition for the field to be a free format field is not met -.
Is there a way to do that or is it a known limitation of the web interface of DDTS?
Thanks for your help.
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Re: How to build a field that is either a free format field or a choice list?2007-12-17T20:35:39Z in response to labulleYou're looking to change the interpretation of the field derivation on the fly based on the value of another field (or similar). The re-derivation of the field isn't possible w/o a round trip to the server (which in WebDDTs isnt' really possible without submitting the form.)
I know what you're trying to do... the quickest way would be to have a two field combo:
Field1A: <combo list> "Select one of these values OR"
Field1B: <freeform> "if 'OTHER' enter it here"
..itll be quicker to revamp any queries to look in both fields. A while ago, we tried to implement a dynamically re-derived field but no success (gave up). I suppose if you have the time you could dive into the perl_modules of your web interface and define a new type of field interpreter..... ick.