Type-ahead combo controls
This can be used to replace a combo control where previously there were many, many records listed or to include such a control would list too many records.
Key examples include:
- Publisher and Supplier records in Acquisitions> Orders
- Place of Publication
- Folder Owner
To use these attributes, simply start typing into the field. For example, in Title - Authors input:
For Users and Authors, the search used is a normal search in that domain. In these searches, there are several input fields. When the underlying search being used has several input fields the user can specify a “,” (comma) between the terms in order to provide a value for the second, third, .. etc fields. For example:
Chapin, Suzanne H,
and so on.
If the record is not listed, then the new record icon can be used to load a new input screen to create e.g. Author, Publisher, Place details. Save the new record to the current working Title record.
The table below shows where these type-ahead combo controls can be used and the new attribute names, if you want to add them to your layout using Layout Manager.
|Domain||Layout||Controls/Fields||Layout Manager Attribute|
|Titles||Any Titles layouts – e.g:
||Publisher||Publisher Combo (ti_publisher_typeahead)|
|Place||Place Combo (ti_place_typeahead)|
|Agents, Authors, Editors (RDA Layout)||Name Combo (ti_author_typeahead)|
|Publication layout (accessed from Titles domain)||Publisher||The pre-existing attributes have the new type-ahead feature as standard|
|Orders||Orders Standard Layout||Supplier||The pre-existing attribute has the new type-ahead feature as standard|
All layouts for each Folder Type, e.g:
snippet to the layout. This will add a selection of attributes, with help text, in a single step rather than finding, adding, sizing and styling the controls yourself, consequently saving you time.Tip: for best results in the Titles sheets/layouts, add these new fields in a group by adding the appropriate