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Is it possible to show the same field more than once in a custom layout?

Copper Contributor
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Country: USA

Is it possible to show the same field more than once in a custom layout?

I am creating a layout in which I need to show the same field in different areas (On multiple tabs). When I select insert field, all fields already being used are not available. Is there a way around this?
Platinum Elite Contributor
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Re: Is it possible to show the same field more than once in a custom layout?

Sorry, not a function currently in ACT!

 

You might post a request for this feature to be considered for a future version here - http://www.act.com/community/feature

Input from this web page goes directly into a database that management has direct access to read, and which they also track and gather statistics on.

Copper Contributor
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Country: Australia

Re: Is it possible to show the same field more than once in a custom layout?

Not strictly true. You can add a field to your field list and then use an addon to copy the field to the new field and hence paste the two fields you require intot he layout. They are different fields but have the same information - so that might work for you.

Either try ABACUS addon from ACTpresentation.com or Exponenciel also have an addon. It really is up to you and how importnat it is to you to have the ability. 

Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 72
Country: USA

Re: Is it possible to show the same field more than once in a custom layout?


Matthew wrote:

Not strictly true. You can add a field to your field list and then use an addon to copy the field to the new field and hence paste the two fields you require intot he layout. They are different fields but have the same information - so that might work for you.

Either try ABACUS addon from ACTpresentation.com or Exponenciel also have an addon. It really is up to you and how importnat it is to you to have the ability. 


The problem with that is that if you update info in one field, you have to remember to do it in the second field.  

Platinum Elite Contributor
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Re: Is it possible to show the same field more than once in a custom layout?

David, you can use an addon as a field trigger so it copies the data one field to the other when it's changed
Nickel Elite Contributor
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Country: USA

Re: Is it possible to show the same field more than once in a custom layout?

The simple method is, if a field is needed for reference with more than one tab, place the field in the upper part of the layout so that is visible no matter which tab is open.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Is it possible to show the same field more than once in a custom layout?

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It is possible to have a field more than once on a layout, 

but it takes manual editing of the CLY file.  It is a delicate

operation that could result in a corrupted CLY, best and

quickly done by an experienced professional.

 

Here are a couple screenshots showing this is possible
2, 3, 4, or even 100 times.  All the fields update at the

same time, when you save, because they are in reality
the same underlying unified field.   Deep  Smiley Happy

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Rick Shaddock, PhD