Edited Lookup Value Not Reflected in Associated Main Form Record

By: Vince Dimanno | Asked: 06/29/2023
ForumsCategory: How-toEdited Lookup Value Not Reflected in Associated Main Form Record
Vince DimannoVince Dimanno asked 10 months ago
I think I've read every Lookup related post, but I don't see this question asked. If I have a Lookup field in a form, then edit one of the records that populates the Lookup field, the selection on the main form is lost. For example, if I have a person's record and I use a "city" lookup field for the address, then I correct a spelling mistake on the "city" record, the change is not reflected in all the associated main form records. Is there a way to have this update happen so that all associated records update when a Lookup field value is edited? Thanks!
1 Answers
Victor Font answered 10 months ago
Don't use lookup fields. Use dynamic fields. Dynamic fields link to the entry id for the field value. The text can be changed anytime and the change is reflected everywhere instantaneously. https://formidableforms.com/knowledgebase/dynamic-vs-lookup-fields/
Vince DimannoVince Dimanno replied 10 months ago

Thanks Victor...I actually had the same experience with dynamic fields but perhaps I made an error and should revisit it. I appreciate your speedy reply. I'll post again if I feel I'm really missing the boat. Cheers!

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