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Converting the complex dropdown to a simple dropdown using SPServices

Posted By:Sagar Pardeshi       Posted Date: October 28, 2013    Points: 200    Category: SharePoint    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

Converting the complex dropdown to a simple dropdown using SPServices in sharepoint 2010


The SPComplexToSimpleDropdown function lets you convert a "complex" dropdown rendered by SharePoint in a form to a "simple" dropdown. It can work in conjunction with SPCascadeDropdowns; call SPComplexToSimpleDropdown. SharePoint Lookup Column renders dropdowns differently in Internet Explorer depending on whether they have fewer than 20 options or 20+ options.




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<script language="javascript" src="/_layouts/Server/NewScript/jquery.SPServices-0.7.1a.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">

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            columnName: "City"




The complex dropdown (as shown in the image above) is converted to a simple dropdown



In this Article We achieve if the parent list has more than 20 entries. SharePoint 2010 changes from a dropdown to an ajaxy-style 'type ahead'-field.Using SPServices SPComplexToSimpleDropdown We convert into simple dropdown.

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