How To Use Pick Lists
This document discusses how to use a pick list.
Pick lists show predefined options for any field, keeping
typing consistent and reducing errors. You can use your
keyboard or the mouse to select a pick list value. Display
the pick list with F2, then use the arrow keys, Page Up/Down
keys, and the Home and End keys to navigate through
the choices in the list.
A down arrow at the right side of a field in Collect!
indicates that a pick list is attached to the field. Click the
arrow to access the pick list.
To pick an item in the list:
1. Tab into the field or left-click in it with
2. Press F2 or select the down arrow to display
the list of choices. You may not see all the available
choices when the list displays. Use the up and
down arrows on your keyboard to view all the choices.
2. Left-select the option you want or press
Enter when it is highlighted. This will put your
choice in the field.
3. Press the Esc key on your
keyboard to close the list without making a choice.
1. Move your cursor into the field.
2. Type a letter of the alphabet and the first choice
that starts with that letter will be displayed in the
field. Type the letter again to continue scrolling
through choices starting with that letter.
Entering A Choice Not In The List
A blank option lets you enter custom information. Just
type your choice into the blank line in the pick list and
it will display in the field.
When you type in a value, it must be the
correct data type. Each field expects a certain type
of data. For instance, a number field expects you to
When a pick list is created, it is possible to make the
list display textual choices for user convenience even
when the field is actually a number. Then, the field will
display in a user-friendly way but the database will store
the actual value, such as 01, 02, 03, etc. Please see
How To Modify Or Create A Pick List for more information.
- How To Modify Or Create A Pick List