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Make a field dependent

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Make a field dependent

A choice or reference field can be declared dependent on another field on the same table. Dependent fields limit their available values based on the value in the dependent field.

Before you begin

Role required: personalize_dictionary

About this task

If a required dependency does not function as expected, as might happen if there is a many-to-many relationship between the fields, consider using reference qualifiers to accomplish the goal.


  1. Right-click the field label in the form and select Configure Dictionary.
  2. In the Dependent field, enter the name of the field that this field will depend on.
  3. Click Update when done.
    In the example below, the "subcategory" field is made dependent on "category". The "category" value in a form will determine which options appear for the "subcategory" field.
    Dependent value

    Fields cannot be made dependent on derived fields.