Changing Data Definition Dropdown fields

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tearl

04 May, 2016 02:13 PM

Hi, we are testing out some changes to a drop down field in one of our data definition file in the DEV instance of Cascade Server v7.14.2.

For instance, we have a college dropdown field with a list of associated colleges. One of the list options we changed from College A to "College B." When going back to view or edit any page tied to that Data Definition file, it appears the page is now holding onto the original "College A" value rather than updating to "College B" value. Is this the intended functionality? Will the original value hold unless someone manually selects another value?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tim on 04 May, 2016 07:10 PM

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    Hi there,

    Yes, that is the expected behavior at this time. This is occurring because the value that was selected at the Page level is stored in the database and it is not aware of the mapping between the new value and the old. As you mentioned, the new value will need to be manually selected on these pages in order for them to 'stick'. For large numbers of Pages that need to be updated, folks will sometimes write their own Web Services scripts to handle the mass update. For smaller batches of Pages, manually editing/submitting with the newly selected value is the way to go.

    Let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Thanks

  2. 2 Posted by tearl on 11 May, 2016 05:56 PM

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    Thank you for the information, Tim.

  3. tearl closed this discussion on 11 May, 2016 05:56 PM.

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