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Reference - no drop down list

by AndyAmphlett » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:13 am

Tom,

I wanted to use a 'Reference' in a query, but when I start entering a Reference name, there is no drop down list to select from. If I just paste in the Reference i get a pop up saying "Sorry, matching reference title text is not yet implemented, please a reference item from the drop-down list".

Thanks,

Andy.
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Re: Reference - no drop down list

by admin » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:05 am

Hi Andy,

Thanks, the drop down list for references is working again - though it's quite difficult to use as the way references are constructed and indexed is somewhat inconsistent.

I've often found that a more reliable to search by reference is to find anther record that uses the reference, then view the detail page of the reference entry and click the link at the bottom to search for records using that reference.
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Re: Reference - no drop down list

by AndyAmphlett » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:22 am

Tom,

just tried it and get an error message "Reference instance search field type must be reference or journal"

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Re: Reference - no drop down list

by admin » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:53 am

Sorry, I should have tested that the query and not just the drop-down list worked!

It is working now.
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Re: Reference - no drop down list

by AndyAmphlett » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:08 am

Working fine now, thanks.

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