Sometimes we need people to make a selection from a list that has a natural heirarchy, or is too long to be easy to use unless it is broken up. How can I represent this in Podio?
Say for example that I want someone to select the preferred dessert from a long list. At present the best I can figure out how to do is to present a long drop-down menu; which quickly becomes a horrible interface.
Is there a way to do better than this?
What I'd prefer to do is either to have a menu with submenus; or two menus, so that the user has to make a selection the first menu, in order to enable the second menu with the set of choices determined by the first one. (e.g. if user selects "Fruit" on the first menu, the second offers "Apples, Oranges, ...").
An alternative (possibly more powerful) would be to use a related app. If one field was a relationship to an item in a related app, then the choices of the category field could be populated from the contents of that related item. Or the other way round; allow a "Relationship" field to specify not only the related app, but a function to restrict the available items from it. So an ordinary category field could be used to select "Fruit"; then an option can be chosen from the items in a related app which match "fruit" in a particular field.
Or if there was a category-calculation field - works like a calculation field does now, but the result of the calculation defines the choices for the user to select from.
Is there any way to achieve something like this?
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