Updating Lookup Fields

By: Stephen Walker | Asked: 06/23/2022
ForumsCategory: How-toUpdating Lookup Fields
Stephen Walker asked 2 years ago
I created a cascading lookup a couple of years ago and now need to add additional entries, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to do it. The entries are in the lookup, but they are not editable. I could not find a knowledge base article related to this.
Walter JonesWalter Jones replied 2 years ago

Look up field entries are from another form. I would look at your list of forms on the backend to see what is populating the list.

Stephen Walker replied 2 years ago

I am looking at the other form, but there is no way to edit the content. It was built by importing CSV content, so I am wondering if I need to delete all the content and reimport with updates?

Bobby Clapp replied 2 years ago

You must not be looking in the right place then. All of the content is in the database and the entries are editable on the backend. CSV update may make more sense than editing one by one though.

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Michael ClarkMichael Clark answered 2 years ago
Cascading forms can be a little disconcerting at times. 1. Go in the form builder for the main form. 2. Click Lookup element you want to update. Note the form it refers to. 3. Close main form. Be careful not to save any changes. 4. Find the form noted in Step 2. 5. Add and edit entries in that form. 6. Repeat as needed for the other lookups. Hope this helps. B) 
Stephen Walker answered 2 years ago

Here is a screenshot ...  entry, click edit, the edit screen. Nothing available for editing.

Bobby Clapp replied 2 years ago

Go into build the form. It appears that the lookup field isn't configured to see the correct form or the data has been deleted at some point and is broken.

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