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One can define the possible values for a field of a form in a separate topic, by giving a table of possible values in that topic. This promises the reuse of elaborate value definitions for multiple fields.

Unfortunately, it is only possible to reuse such definitions in different forms, as the name of the field must be the name of the topic that defines the possible values.

One can easily imagine situations where one would like to reuse the definition of values in the same table. Consider a defect tracking system, with fields such as "AssignedEngineer", "SubmittingEngineer", "TestEngineer", etc., all with many possible values.

I would like a mechanism of obtaining the field values that does not rely on the name of the field being the name of the topic that defines the possible values, to allow the values to be used in many fields of the same topic.

-- ThomasWeigert - 19 Apr 2003

I have tried to include the defining topic in another topic, but that did not work.

-- ThomasWeigert - 19 Apr 2003

Funny you ask, I did the same in RegistrationSelectFieldFromCategoryEntries a few days ago.

-- MartinCleaver - 20 Apr 2003

I don't think you asked the same question, but I did try to answer your question in RegistrationSelectFieldFromCategoryEntries.

-- ThomasWeigert - 20 Apr 2003

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