Drop Down Tool

Drop Down Tool

Version:
Current
Last modified: October 29, 2019

The Drop Down tool displays a single selection list in an app or macro to an end user. The end user's selection passes downstream.

Configure the Tool

Use the following options to configure the Drop Down tool.

  • Enter the text or question to be displayed: Instruction text displayed to the end user.
  • List Values: Drop down selection to determine how the end user list is populated.
List Value Description
Field Types Populates the list with the Designer-supported field types.
External Source

Populates the list with values from a specified file or database connection.

Properties

Specify the file location of the External Source File.

Format the file to contain the Name field in the first column and the Value field in the second column.

The end user selects a name from the list to generate the corresponding value. The file can be a relative path to the saved workflow, but the end user must have the external source file saved to the same path.

Fields from Connected Tool

Populates the list with the fields found in a connected tool. A tool must be connected to the optional input anchor.

Properties

Show only fields of the following types: Select the field types to populate the list for end user selection.

Include [None]: Include "None" as a valid end user selection.

Manually set values

Populates the list with manually-entered values.

Properties
Type one data pair per line in the format Name:Value. If no Value is specified, Name is returned as the Value.

  • Allocate Datasets
  • Geocoder Datasets
  • Drivetime Datasets
  • Behavior Analysis Datasets
  • Reference Base Maps

Select a dataset to populate the list.

If the user does not have access to the dataset, the workflow displays an error when the application or macro runs.

File Browse in this Analytic App/Macro

Populates the list with the fields found in the connected File Browse Tool. A File Browse interface tool must be connected to the optional input anchor.

Properties
Show only fields of the following types: Select the field types to populate the list for end user selection.

Include [None]: Include "None" as a valid end user selection.

Fields from Macro Input

Populates the list with the fields found in the connected Macro Input Tool. A Macro Input tool must be connected to the optional input anchor.

Properties
Show only fields of the following types: Select the field types to populate the list for end user selection.

Include [None]: Include "None" as a valid end user selection.

  • Default Selection Name: Specify a default value for the drop down window. End users can change the selection from the default. This is an optional control.
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