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IBM RTC 6: Dependent enumeration from a checkbox list to a dropdown not working


Rafael Rodriguez Montes (23013128254) | asked Jul 18 '16, 12:24 p.m.
retagged Aug 05 '16, 3:16 p.m. by Ken Tessier (84117)
 Hello, 

I have a list of check boxes linked with an enumeration list and I have a value set with dependencies already set, and I have a drop down using this value set, but the problem is when I check one or multiple choices of the check box list it doesn't work, it works if I have a dropdown menu as a source but the list of checkboxes are not making filter to the dependent drop-down menu.  

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sam detweiler (12.5k6195201) | answered Jul 18 '16, 1:50 p.m.
if the values are already selected, it does NOT reset them when u pick a higher level value.

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Rafael Rodriguez Montes commented Jul 18 '16, 2:06 p.m.

 Right, but is not the case because there is not value selected already, it works when the first enumeration list is a dropdown but it does not work when the first enumeration list is a checkbox list object. seems like it doesn't refresh the second dependent drop down. 


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Rafael Rodriguez Montes (23013128254) | answered Jul 21 '16, 5:35 p.m.
 somebody any clue ?

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Donald Nong commented Jul 24 '16, 9:13 p.m.

Can you please use the correct terms to describe the issue - the attribute types and the presentation kinds? You said you could choose one or more values fro the source attribute, so is it of type Enumeration List? If so, I can't see how it can be a source of the dependent enumeration configuration. Of course if you use a script-base value set, it can be a bit different.


Rafael Rodriguez Montes commented Jul 25 '16, 7:08 p.m.

 yes so, the traditional example is here in this link dependent enum, it works perfect using a drop downs selections with 1 selection, but it doesn't work with a checkbox list based on the same dependent enumeration or a drop down with multiple selections, so if the attribute is just a simple drop down works but if is a check box list based on the same enum it wont, if we have to use an scrip do you have an example?

thank you. 


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Donald Nong commented Jul 25 '16, 8:53 p.m.

That's the thing. How can you make a single-valued attribute into multiple-valued? Or are they separate attributes? In the referenced document, the source attribute is of type "Enumeration", which is single-valued. It would be "Enumeration List" if multi-valued. The reason I asked you to use the correct terms (e.g. Picker Enumeration List vs Drop Down with Multiple Selections) is that I can follow along your use case and see what can be changed. As you use such free form descriptions, I have a hard time understanding what is what.

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