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Customizing the new item screen

  Asked By: Tanesha    Date: Feb 06    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 5361

I am trying to find a way to have cascading drop down list
functionality from the add new list item screen. Example: I have two
columns that are "choice" types, Animal and Breed. I want the selection
of animal to narrow the breed choices. Any easy way to do this with the
OOB new list screen or is building a custom webpart to do my data entry
going to be my best option? Any other suggestions?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Brianna Olson     Answered On: Feb 06
 
Answer #2    Answered By: Allyson Burgess     Answered On: Feb 06

There is no out of the box way to do this, but you've got several other possible
solutions.


1) As you said build a custom  web part for data  entry

2) Use SharePoint Designer to modify the New page to add  logic for the
cascading dropdowns. This is probably just as much work as the web part, but
has the advantage of being the only data entry screen.

3) Write a custom Field type that will do Cascading drop  downs and include
that in your list.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Anila Bhuva     Answered On: Feb 06

I forgot to include a BLOG entry with a sample for the custom  cascading field
type.

datacogs.com/datablogs/archive/2007/08/26/641.aspx

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Elaine Mack     Answered On: Feb 06

You may also look at this from Bamboo solutions. 3 custom  fields for
$400 per WFE seems pretty good if you compare that to actual
development cost.

store.bamboosolutions.com/ps-75-5-sharepoint-custom-column-
pack.aspx

I have looked at this but not pulled the trigger yet.

 
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