Platform: Substitution

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Platform: Substitution

In the field «Platform: Substitution», a relationship is established between the elements of the current list and the associated elements of the target list (directory). Unlike the standard SharePoint field, the «Platform: Substitution» type field has advanced features: getting data from the target list of another node, built-in filtering, setting the data selection method, and automatic completion of the input value.

The following parameters are available for customizing the column type «Platform: Substitution»:

  • Get data from the site. Identifies the node where the target list is located.
  • From the list. Specifies the target list from which the value will be inserted into the created field.
  • Display data from a column. Specifies the list field from which the value will be inserted into the created field.
  • Allow multiple values. Specifies whether multiple values can be entered in the field.
  • Show as text without reference. Allows you to display the value of the field as text without reference to the forms of the element.
  • Set the only available value. Allows you to automatically fill in a field with a single value to select.
  • The order of the installation of the only available value. Allows you to customize the order of automatic filling with the only available value of the fields of the type «Platform: Substitution» if there are several fields of this type on the form.
  • Set the only available value on the creation form only. Allows you to automatically fill in a field with a single selectable value only on the form for creating an element.
  • Filter list items. Allows you to customize the filtering conditions of the elements of the target list depending on the field values of the target element or the parameters of the current element.
  • The way to select data. Selection of data in the field is possible using: a dialog box, a drop-down list or an extended drop-down list.
  • Use autocomplete (specified if the value of the «Data selection method» parameter is «Select with dialog box»). Allows you to configure the automatic completion of the input value in the field.
  • Use the list view in the dialog box (indicated if the value of the «Data selection method» parameter is «Select with a dialog box»). Allows you to specify the view to display in the dialog box.
  • Sort list items (is indicated if the value of the «Data selection method» parameter is «Drop-down list» or «Advanced drop-down list»). Determines how to sort the values in the drop-down list.
  • Select the fields to display in the items in the drop-down list (it is indicated if the value of the «Data selection method» parameter is equal to «Extended drop-down list»). Specifies the set of fields to display in the drop-down list.
  • Maximum number of items in the drop-down list (it is indicated if the value of the «Data selection method» parameter is equal to «Extended drop-down list»). Specifies the maximum number of items to display in the drop-down list.
  • Choose a markup option (it is indicated if the value of the «Data selection method» parameter is equal to «Extended drop-down list»). Determines whether the values in the drop-down list are displayed: in a row or in a column.
  • Width of the drop-down list (is indicated if the value of the «Data selection method» parameter is «Advanced drop-down list». Allows you to specify a fixed width of the drop-down list (in pixels).
  • Show item creation button (indicated if the value of the «Data selection method» parameter is «Select with dialog box»). Allows you to create a substitution list item without going to the list.  The button to create is displayed on the form of the element next to the field of type «Platform: Substitution» after enabling the setting:

In view mode, the value in the field type «Platform: Substitution» is displayed as a link to the target element.
For fields of type «Platform: Substitution», the quick value editing function in the list view is not supported: