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Configuring an Anypicker control

Updated on February 7, 2022

Enhance navigation in your application by grouping drop-down list items into expandable categories in the Anypicker control. For example, if your business operates in several cities, use this control to group business locations by region and to help your users quickly select the right option in a drop-down list.

You can source an Anypicker control from a data page, a clipboard page, or a report definition.

Note: You can use the Anypicker control to set up the first level of categorization in a drop-down list. To create embedded categories, define them in the data structure, for example, as embedded pages.
Before you begin: Add an Anypicker control to the layout.

For more information, see Adding controls.

  1. Open the view with the control that you want to edit.

    For more information, see Accessing views in your application.
  2. In the configuration pane on the right side of the window, hover over the control, and then click the Edit icon.

  3. On the General tab, in the List source section, provide the details of your list source.

    For example: To source your list from a data page, in the Type list, select Data page, and then provide the name of the data page in the Data page field.
    For more information, see Specifying a data source in a control.
  4. In the Search results configuration section, in the Data source property field, specify the property from which you want to source the list.

  5. Select the Use For Search check box.

  6. Select the Categorize check box.

  7. In the Category Property field, enter the property that you want to use to categorize search results.

    For example: Your source is a list of locations that includes the City and State database columns. To group the locations by state, in the Category Property field, enter .State.
  8. Click Submit.

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