Re: Showing extra information on record select in form view.

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hi, I have a very quick question. When filling out a form, when selecting a record in a linked field, you see [pic1.jpg].

Is it possible to change it so that it looks like [pic2.jpg], in the form view itself.

This way you are able to see more information about the record you are selecting.




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Hi @Nareg_Kara-Yaco ,

No, you can only see the primary field in a public form. 

A workaround people usually use is to make the primary field of the table a formula field that they then format to include all the data they want to display in the form. 

In your context, you would:
1. Duplicate your current primary field
2. Convert the primary field to a formula field, and give it a formula similar to this: `{Name} & " " & {X DIGITS HD} & " " & {IID}`

(The formula probably won't work as I don't know your field names)

But yeah you get the idea

5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hi both,

Thanks for your replies. Unfortunate that you can't see further info in form view, we may have to find a workaround for this.

Adam, thanks for the option for the potential workaround. Our primary fields are UIDs based on a few input parameters + number so we can't modify them too much. The X digits and IID fields were just examples, a "description" field with more text is more important to include in the dropdown. 

Best regards,