Create a choice list for another field type

You can create a choice list for a field with another type (for example, an Integer field).

Before you begin

Role required: personalize_dictionary

About this task

You can use this configuration to standardize data entry and limit available options for a field while still maintaining the original field type.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to System Definition > Dictionary.
  2. Open the dictionary entry for the field.
  3. Change the Choice value to Dropdown with --- None --- or Dropdown without --- None --- (must specify a default value).
  4. Right-click the form header and select Save.
  5. Click Create Choice List.
    • The Choices related list appears on the dictionary entry form.
    • If records on the table contains data for the field, a choice list value for each unique field value is created. For example, if three records exist on the table and each record has a unique value in the field, then three choices are created.
    • If no data exists in the field, a choice list value of -- New choice -- is created.