I have a Microsoft InfoPath 2010 form linked to a list at a SharePoint Site. I would like to filter a drop-down list based on the value of a calculated value.

There is a drop-down control which contains values to be picked. These are the Divisions in my organization; FRD 110, FRD 120 and FRD 130. When a user selects on of these divisions then the DivisionLong which is a calculated value is set to the Long Name of the Division; FRD 110 = In Service Program, FRD 120 = Readiness and Cyber Security and FRD 130 = Fleet Response.

I then have two option buttons which are Yes / No for a field called FRDGoal. If the option of Yes is selected then a section is made visible which contains a table with two drop-down controls. The first is Goal and the second is Objective. Because each division has an objective 1; I have to have each Goal listed three times. Which when unfiltered the Goal drop-down contains nine total entries. So in order to not show the goals in the drop-down 9 times I would like to filter the Goal drop-down by the value of the DivisionLong so that the Goals are only show 3 times not 9.

If I select the check box in the Drop-Down properties to only show unique entries then the objectives drop-down does not work.

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You need to make cascading combobox. You can filter your comboboxes which field u want to.

1.Right click combobox u want to filter

2.Select combobox properties

3.Below datasource list, click the box next to the entries field.

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4.You can filter your comboboxes from based on another list column value & filter data.

  • I have done this. It works completely fine if I make DivisionLong a drop-down List (combo box), but if the control is changed to anything else then the filter does not work. If DivisionLong is a drop-down List (combo box) then the user is forced to click on it and make a selection when there is only one selection to choose from. May 25, 2016 at 19:14
  • You can use the Calculated Field inplace of dropdown-list. It will directly sets the value like label & user don't need to select a single value like dropdown-list. You need to create an action for Calculated Field & do the same.
    – Hardik
    May 25, 2016 at 19:18
  • DivisionLong is already set to have the control type of calculated value. But when I set the filter on the Goals drop-down it does not filter nor display any values. May 25, 2016 at 19:21
  • You must have to select the last value filtered from the calculated value.
    – Hardik
    May 25, 2016 at 19:22
  • I'm not sure that I understand what you mean by last value filtered May 25, 2016 at 19:23

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