The Selection point can be used to present a list of items on screen at the same time. This point is similar to the Drop List point but is more suitable for displaying a smaller list of items on the screen at the same time. The point can be configured to allow a single or multiple items to be selected. The items can be configured to display different text to the values that are stored in a session, using code-based items . This point is similar to the Drop List point except that the items are all displayed on screen at the same time. The point can be converted to a Drop List point at any time, using the conversion feature .
When this point is displayed in a session on the mobile application, the user will be able to select options from the list. The point can be configured to allow the user to select only one item or to allow selection of multiple items.
The list of options can be configured to set the display text of each item separately to the values of each
item by using the
option. Code-based items can be added using the following
The example above would display
when the point's items are displayed in a session on the mobile application. When the item is selected,
will be saved to the session data.
The list of items can be imported from a text file, using the
in the properties window. In the text file, each item will need to be separated by a tab.
A Selection point can easily be converted to a
Drop List point
which can be useful when a Selection point's items have grown in number and are better displayed in a
dropdown interface. This can be done by right-clicking the Selection point in the Mobile Data Anywhere
Designer and selecting
Convert to Drop Point
. Similarly a
Drop List point
can be converted to a Selection point.
The Selection point can be configured in the Mobile Data Anywhere Designer to set the data for the list of items and to choose how the point functions within a session on the mobile application. Below is an example of the properties window for a Selection point, opened in the Mobile Data Anywhere Designer.
The items section allows you to create the list of options that will be presented to the user when a session is being created on the mobile application. You can manually add, edit, delete and re-order the items using the buttons on the right. Alternatively, the list of items can be populated using the Import feature .
These options control how the point will function on the mobile application and includes the following options, explained below:
Can be used with either single or multiple selection types and is used to separate the stored values from the text that is displayed on screen. See here for how to add code-based items. This can be useful for setting a numeric value for the point while displaying text to the user so that the numeric value can be used in a Math point's expression.
A list item can be set as the default value from the point's page preview, in the Mobile Data Anywhere Designer.
This can be done be selecting the item in the page preview for the point and then right clicking on the point's
caption and selecting
Save Default Value
Basic Points Sample
project contains examples of how to use many of the various points that are available. This project also contains a
page that demonstrates some of the ways that this point can be used in your projects.