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I am trying to chain 2 controls but the icon to use to chain is greyed out. What type of controls can be chained together. I am trying to chain a list box to a text box.
Any help would be appreciated.
thanks
B

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Product WF 7.1.6 Windows
Database Oracle
outputs PDF, HTML, EXCEL
 
Posts: 37 | Registered: April 13, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
<JG>
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You can only chain list boxes,
The reason is quite logical if you think about it.

You have to have something to chain via a logical, physical link
not nothing.

To achieve what you want you need some sort of JS control to artificially populate
the list based on your text entry.


Have a look at this recently revived post it may help.

http://forums.informationbuild...1057331/m/2821050402
 
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Sorry I checked this article and could not find anything explaining why the chain icon stays gray. I followed instructions on the HTML build screen byr clicking 2 controls and when i do that the chain icon is still gray...
Any other suggestions...
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Product WF 7.1.6 Windows
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<JG>
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BJK,

The article is not about why the chain icon stays grey, It's a way of doing what you are looking to do.

Please read what I said, chaining ONLY works between list boxes.
 
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I understand this is another way to do what I am trying to do but I would like to know why the GUI will not leave me do it. I changed the controls to list boxes and it still does not work. If the GUI is suppose to handle this option than why doesn't it.
Sorry but I'm trying to use the product as it is intended.


Product WF 7.1.6 Windows
Database Oracle
outputs PDF, HTML, EXCEL
 
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ive just gone into HTML painter (shudder), set up two list boxes, given them references to popyulate them with data, selecte both of them and et voila the chain icon is now active

so its either a bug in 7.16 (im on 767) or (as i suspect) a problem with how you've set the page up...


Developer Studio 7.64
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Output: mostly HTML, also Excel and PDF

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given them references to populate them with data,


Could very well be as simple as that. You have to set the list boxes up completely before you can chain. and they must have something in common in the data sources
 
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