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Hello,

I'm looking for a nice way of selecting multiple items on a layout. I noticed you can't do a multi selection list in filemaker. What I have right now is a checkbox set, which seems to do what i need it to, but i wish it was a little easier to use like a multi select list (like in HTML).

Anyone have any other tips for selecting multiple items in a value list?

thanks

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Not sure what you need. Selecting multiple items on a layout is not the same as selecting multi-values in a value list. Perhaps this demo of how to mark records will help:

http://fmforums.com/forum/topic/60306-checkbox-that-should-be-global/page__view__findpost__p__285214

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Not sure what you need. Selecting multiple items on a layout is not the same as selecting multi-values in a value list. Perhaps this demo of how to mark records will help:

http://fmforums.com/forum/topic/60306-checkbox-that-should-be-global/page__view__findpost__p__285214

thanks, that is an interesting take. Cause I can have a script run against those records on a button click in batch and look at the selected. Where as what I had before was a checkbox set of values and having the button click work on those.

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One of the keys points of the technique is that you are not modifying the records that are marked. You simply capture their primaryID in a global. Therefore, it is multi-user friendly.

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One key point is that selecting multiple entries in a value list results in a field with return-delimited values. Many times, it is better to relate this record to a new child table that contains a record for each "choice." In fact, this child table is often a join table, as it contains two parent keys. For example, a join table "Enrollment" between Student and Classes which records the StudentID and the ClassID. This is much better structure long-term than a single field in Students that contains a multi-value of Class Names.

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