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Text value from dynamic choice field

How do i extract the text value from dynamic choice field?

text(field_name) is not working

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  • Think this works:

    record(sourceTable,number(DynamicChoiceField)).YourFieldName

    Steven

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  • It looks like its returning everything , not only selected values. 

    Ill describe what im trying to do , maybe this would help.

    I have 2 tables:

    1. T.Period - list of historical Periods with columns: Period, Def, Sequence

    2. Artists - List of people where i have dynamic multiple choice field with select: (select 'T.Period') order by Sequence and dynamic value name Period

    In table 1 i want to make view in each period tab that shows where in table 2 this period was used.

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    • UKenGB
    • UKenGB
    • 5 mths ago
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    Waking up this thread, but it's pertinent to what I'm seeing.

    When trying to use text(DynamicChoiceField) in 'Trigger after update', it doesn't work. A simple test of when the DCF is updated, write its value to a text field shows that nothing happens.

    If instead I use record() to get the text value from the source table, then I can write that to the text field.

    So pretty much as stated above. But…

    If I create a formula field whose value is text(DCF), then that formula field correctly shows the text value of the DCF's choice.

    So we have a huge inconsistency in how Ninox implements text(DCF). In one case it does what you expect, but not in the other.

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    • UKenGB 

      When I type : Text := text('Choice (dynamic)') 

      In the Trigger after update of 'Choice (dynamic)', it works fine. I can't reproduce the problem 🤔.

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      • Fred
      • Fred
      • 5 mths ago
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      I'm able to duplicate it. I'm on v3.6.8 of the MacOS app and v3.6.10 on the iPad.

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    • UKenGB
    • UKenGB
    • 5 mths ago
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    I'm also using MacOS app. So perhaps this is a platform implementation issue? Jacques, on what platform are you using Ninox?

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    • UKenGB Usually I use the web and everything works fine.  This is what I did my first test with.  But here I just did a test on my iPhone and I confirm that it does not work on this platform.

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      • Fred
      • Fred
      • 5 mths ago
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      UKenGB I would recommend that you submit a ticket with Ninox. Hopefully they will fix it.

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      • UKenGB
      • UKenGB
      • 5 mths ago
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      Fred We probably all should, then maybe they might take more notice.

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