Need a way to show one field in AC options, but set value to another…

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

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  • #16959

    Celeste Garcia
    Participant

    Enhancement request!

    Add option to save one value in an AC field, but show another in the drop-down list.

    Right now I have showField set to a calculated field (full street including prefix and street type), but need to save only part of it to the AC field (street name only). This is so I can set enforceUniqueValues to true and still show all prefix/name/type combinations. But setting showField to the calculated field creates duplicated values in the new calculated string.

    Tried using setFields setting to force a different value on the AC field, but it won’t accept.

    Hopefully this makes sense! Thank you!

  • #16967

    Alexander Bautz
    Keymaster

    Hi,
    I’m about to release the new production release of DFFS and plugins and this is supported in the latest version of SPJS-AC. You can have one “showField” and multiple “optionDetailFields” to show in the dropdown. Keep an eye out for it on Monday.

    Best regards,
    Alexander

  • #17025

    Celeste Garcia
    Participant

    I have updated to the newest version of DFFS – thank you! However, what I need is to have one “showField” value, but save another field’s value into the “applyTo” field itself…

  • #17055

    Alexander Bautz
    Keymaster

    Ah, I see. Unfortunately this isn’t supported as it is the actual value in this field thats used when searching for matches. Could I suggest that you set up a new field for the AC used for the actual search, and then set the “primary” field using the “setFields” array?

    Alexander

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