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I have an Equipment List that looks like this:

Number   Description   Mill Area
1        pump          warehouse
2        motor         outside
3        shaft         yard
4        bearing       office

I want to create a list for an inventory form. I have a Lookup (information already on this site) type column that points to the Equipment List. So when you go to create a new form, it presents a dropdown of all the equipment numbers in that list.

However, I want it to also grab the description column. Now, the feature "Add a column to show each of these additional fields" seems like it should work.

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However, when I complete the form and select a number. The corresponding Equipment Description and Mill Area columns aren't imported, they just remain blank.

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Anyone know why it isn't working the way I thought it would, or what alternatives are there? Instead of using the Equipment Number I've tried using the ID, and that didn't help. I also tried enforcing Enforce Unique Values in the equipment number column to see if that helped, also no change.

  • What type of column is it that you're looking up to? – Jackie Aug 20 '15 at 23:26
  • It's a string column – Charles Clayton Aug 21 '15 at 15:24

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