Here you will set how the value of the multiple selection is to be
With the option for No link, the multiple
selection will not be connected with a data field. The selected values
will therefore also not be saved.
List in a Text Field
With the option for List in a text field, the
values will be entered to a data field of type longtext.
If no such field exists, create a new data field by clicking on
Create new data field.
With the Data group option, the values of a multiple selection will be entered as individual data records in a subordinate data group.
Therefore, if you select multiple employees in the multiple selection list for a task, for example, a data record for each employee will be created in a
data group Tasks subordinate to the Employees data group. In the Data group selection list, you can select all existing subordinate data
groups, or by clicking on Enter new child data group, create a new subordinate data group.
When creating a new child data group, the values Primary key and
Foreign key will be automatically created and
listed. The Primary key value corresponds here to
the ID of a child data record; the value of the Foreign key the
ID of the parent data record.
The Saved value will be determined from the Data
source tab and entered here as well.
Therefore, if you select in the Saved value selection
list the ID of the employee, for example, you must select or create an
appropriate field in the child data group in the save options.
In our example, the name when creating a new child data group here will
be automatically created from the name of the data group and the saved
value, both of which are entered in the data sources configuration. The
field IDEmployee will also be automatically be
entered with the data type Integer for the saved
values from the multiple selection list.
By clicking on Group filter for saved
data records, you can define filters that will come into
play when using more than one multiple selection edit elements on one
edit page. For example, say you use two multiple selection edit
elements on one edit page. With the first multiple selection, you will
select employees of the callcenter; with the other multiple selection,
employees of the service department, in order to call together a team
to take care of a common task. In this case, you must create a group
filter for each multiple selection, in order to filter the
corresponding data records to be saved.
For this case, here an additional save value will be required: the type
of employee, which is saved in the Employees data
group, from which in our example the entries in the multiple selection
also originate. The first multiple selection should save the save value
Service as well. By clicking on
Add new save value, the value will be created.
The new target data field should contain the same value that the
corresponding data field from the employees data group contains –
in our case, the type Service for all service employees.
Correct values and data fields can be recognized, by the way, in the
right-hand column of the list with this
symbol. Invalid values or data fields will be designated with this
symbol. Saving the settings will not be possible in the latter