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Using Rich Lookup or Lookup Picker with Cascade

Sep 12, 2011 at 12:04 PM

I got the Cascading Lookup working fine with standard lookup columns. But for my client's site I have thousands of Customers, each having between 1 and 5 Contacts.

Rich Lookup ( is the most attractive and user friendly option to select from so many Customers, when I try using this with Cascading Lookups I get no errors when opening the new item form, but the Contacts are not filtered when I select a Customer. Seems it recognises there is a lookup, but not the event where a selection occurs.

Lookup Picker ( ) would also do the job, but when I try this for my Customer lookup, the Cascading Lookup script complains that it cannot find the Customer column, so the Lookup Picker isn't being recognised at all.

Any suggestions ?





Sep 12, 2011 at 12:28 PM

SPCascadeDropdowns is written to work with standard Lookup columns. There's no possible way to predict what else you might throw at it.

If you want to use one of these other solutions, you'll need to come up with a cascading solution of your own. (It's a lot easier to write a point solution for this than the generalized functionality that SPCascadeDropdowns contains.)