Reduce the number of user input errors by providing the users of your
application with a list of values from which to choose. The Autocomplete control displays matches from a data source as a drop-down
list when the user types one or more characters in the field.
For example, in an HR
application, you can set up an Autocomplete control with a list of
company employees. The HR case worker can search the list by entering the first letters of an
employee's name, and then select the correct person from the list of matches generated by the
system. Because the case worker is not required to enter the full name of the employee, this
approach makes data collection quicker, and produces fewer processing errors.
- Open the view with the control that you want to
- In the configuration pane on the right side of the
window, hover over the control, and then click the Edit
- In the Property field, select the property whose value the user
sets by selecting a match from the Autocomplete control at run
- In the List source section, select the source for the autocomplete
- Optional: Define the format of your control:
- To allow the system to suggest most likely choices, select the Display
best bets check box.
- To arrange results into categories, select the Categorize search
results check box, and then indicate the property that you want to use
to categorize results.
- To render the control as a combination of an editable text box and a drop-down
list, on the Presentation tab, select the Display as
combo box check box.
- Click Apply.