Maximum number of Popup Items per field

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Maximum number of Popup Items per field

Postby nhg » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:01 pm

I am finding the limit to the maximum number of Popup Items per field to 60 to be inadequate. To have to type in a film director or author repeatedly after the sixtieth is annoying. Is there a good reason for this limitation? Thanks.
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Re: Maximum number of Popup Items per field

Postby Brian_Houghton » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:44 am


I encourage checking out the DB Popup field type. Using it, you can use a field in a second database as the source for the popup choices. The benefits are that you can have up to 64,000 popup choices, you can reuse the list in other databases and you can do complex grouping that would allow you to pull multiple values in at once.

To try this out, add a DB Popup field to a small test database. Configure the field to use a second database and a field within that database.

When you add a record tap on the DB Popup field and you will be taken to the second database, where you can choose the record/choice you want.
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