Multichoice lookup columns and properties

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This topic contains 6 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Alexander Bautz 1 year, 3 months ago.

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  • #15429

    Travis Goodman


    I have a request and some questions.

    Request – I see we can now use pipe delimited fields in CCDs anywhere in the configuration, but can we also get this functionality for using a multichoice lookup field as the source?

    Also, on the new CCD’s, as stated when using lookup or people fields, we need to identify the internal name and the property. Is /Title the only property, or are there more that I should be aware of? How would one go about identifying the property?


  • #15473

    Alexander Bautz

    You should be able to use a multilookup column as source – did you test it?

    The various properties can be found by looking a the list where you pull the data from. Use the “fieldinternalname” of the field to the right of the “/”.


  • #15534

    Travis Goodman

    Hi Alex,

    Following up, and yes I am able to use a multilookup column, but I cannot use it anywhere in my configuration. I’m attaching a few screenshots to make sure I describe the issue (and my request) as best I can.

    So I have a source list, we’ll call it Test1 (see image labeled Test1 for this). That has 3 columns:

    TestColumn = Single Line of Text
    Lookup1 = Lookup Column (allow multiple choices)
    Lookup2 = Lookup Column (allow multiple choices)

    Then, I have a list called Test2 which has 3 columns that I’m using for Cascading Dropdowns, you can see the configuration in the image labeled CCDD:

    Test1 = Single Line of Text
    Test2 = Multiple lines Text
    Test3 = Single line of Text

    You’ll notice in the image labeled CCDD that my column labeled Test1 is assigned to the multichoice lookup column labeled Lookup1 in the source list.

    Then, in image labeled Test2, you’ll see that the Test1 column works, I can select from the multichoice column, but the subsequent dropdowns do not work. Multichoice columns in the source list can only be used as the very last configuration.

    So what I’m needing (and this is possible in SPServices Cascading Dropdowns, but overall yours are better), but what I need is to be able to have the multichoice column that I’m looking to in the source list be able to work anywhere in the configuration, not just the last step.

    Am I making sense? So basically, in image Test1, I want the column called Lookup1 to be able to be in the middle of my configuration and all the dropdowns still work.

  • #15591

    Alexander Bautz

    Sorry for the delay – I’ll look into it. I think it should be possible to add support for multi choice columns in all places.


  • #15809

    Travis Goodman

    Thanks for looking into it Alex. Excited to see what you come up with. Don’t know what I’d do without this software.

  • #15839

    Travis Goodman

    Checking back in, I just installed the latest version of DFFS and this dropdown functionality works perfectly now! You are the MAN!!!

  • #15856

    Alexander Bautz

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Have a nice weekend,

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