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We have lots of pages that are overloaded with controls, forcing the user to scroll to see information. Lots of the controls are actually a reference to a master table (code field) and the description / name of the selected record (text flowfield). It would be nice to have an application-wide feature allowing to use one control to input the value (based on the code field, using the current dropdown / search features), but to show the text flowfield as a result.

The same way the 'Sell-to Customer Name' field on the sales documents acts, but without having to custom-code the whole thing. (although this actually uses a 'real' customer name field, whereas we don't want to add the option to overwrite the customer name.) This would save quite some space on pages.

PS: In addition, it could be interesting showing only the flowfield in list pages as well, but when the user filters on the flowfield, to use the source field (code field) instead to execute the query.

https://www.yammer.com/dynamicsnavdev/#/Threads/show?threadId=1147933144
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STATUS DETAILS
Under Review
Ideas Administrator

Thank you for your feedback. We are considering adding it to our longer term roadmap. Your help is greatly appreciated! -Mike Borg Cardona Program Manager, Microsoft

Comments

F

This is part of a wider issue you see constantly in demos when navigating. If their is a link to another item of masterdata (i.e. customer/item/lot) the system has to open a full list, then click on a row, then choose a menu item to view. BC has to take inspiration from SAP B1 drill down/preview functionality, but reinvent for the modern web. All the data is their already, just waiting for you to impress customers.

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F

Good idea - it can be achieved through coding today, but it's a lot of effort each time, so would be great if a control could be made that linked eg. code and flowfield description.

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