Configuring Fields → Working With Fields → Working With Field Dependencies
Field dependencies enable you to control the values that are available for a field based on the selection users make for a different field.
For example, you can limit the values in an Employee field when users make a selection in a Manager field. In this example, when users select a manager, the values in the Employee field are limited to the manager's employees.
Each dependency is made up of an independent field and one or more dependent fields. In the example above, the Manager field is the independent field, and the Employee field is the dependent field because its values are dependent on the value selected in the independent field.
Field dependencies are defined in SBM Composer, but depending on the independent field type, some configuration may be required in Application Administrator. For auxiliary tables, some field dependency configuration tasks must be completed in SBM System Administrator.
The following tutorials explain the steps for defining and configuring each type of field dependency:
The following table lists the available independent field types and the field types that allow dependencies.
|Independent Field Types||Allowable Dependent Field Types||How to Configure|
|Single Selection field||Single Selection, Multi-Selection, Multi-Group, Multi-User, and User fields||
|Single Relational field||Single Relational and Multi-Relational fields||
|User field||Single Selection, Multi-Selection, Multi-Group, Multi-User, and User fields||
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