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drop down datawindow 'allow editing' enhancement 09 July, 2019

mike S
09 July, 2019
Product: PowerBuilder Category: DataWindow
Version: 2017 R3 Publishing: Public
Status: Transferring Priority: P4
Classification: Enhancement Resolution:
Ken Guo 09 July, 2019
Hi Mike,

Thanks for your valuable suggestion. 
We'll transfer this enhancement to our product team for consideration. 

Govinda Lopez 09 July, 2019
Hi Mike,

Thank you for your valuable suggestion. I will transfer this ticket to our product team  as an enhancement request.

mike S 09 July, 2019
when you use a dddw and set allow editing on it, the dddw does not search while you type.  If you type in a matching value, it will search and select it then, but ONLY if you type in the entire value.

It should scroll to match the first item in the list while you type it.  If i typed in BA and there are items BACK BACKWARDS , it should scroll to these items and select the first one until i type in BACKW then it should select backwards.

*Reproduce Steps:

You may want to have additional options to turn this on, although i don't know why.  the whole point of having an editable drop down datawindow is to allow the users to either select an existing value, or to enter a new value.

This sort of works when allow editing is off, but not really.  This must improved as well.  it seems to be timer based.  i have to type BAC really quickly.  If i type B then wait for about 2 or 3 seconds, then type A it will NOT search.  It seems to be setup to allow me type to type B then B again to go to next value that start with B.  That should probably be an option to keep it that way, or to search for value of BB and not use a timer.

This should be an area that PB excels in because it is datawindow!  

in any case i now hate the PB drop down datawindow implementation so much that i wrote my own. 

and yes, the drop down list box should have a similar implementation, but i can always use dddw instead if you only do the one and not the other.
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