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Introduction

Many times the value of an item's attribute needs to be from a fixed list of values. An example might be a movie's rating. When creating a movie rating attribute you could define the attribute as a text attribute. But this would require you to manually type the rating over and over for each item. This could lead to mistakes and inconsistencies in the data. The better approach is to create a custom lookup list and base the attribute on this list.

The Lookups screen allows you to add, edit, and delete lookup lists.

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Display

The Lookups screen shows the list of lookup lists. Each row shows the name of the lookup list and the current number of values in the list.

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Features

Close
Tapping the Close button dismisses the Lookups screen.
Edit
Tapping the Edit button switches between view and edit modes.
View Lookup List
Tapping a lookup list while in view mode brings up the Lookup screen. This allows you to view the lookup definition.
Edit Lookup List
Tapping a lookup list while in edit mode brings up the Lookup screen. This allows you to edit the lookup definition.
Add Lookup List
Enter edit mode by tapping the Edit button. The list of lookups will change and a row labeled "Add Lookup" will appear. Tap this row to bring up the New Lookup" screen.
Delete Lookup List
Enter edit mode by tapping the Edit button. Tap the red circle delete icon next to the lookup you wish to delete. You will need to tap the red Delete button to confirm the deletion. If the lookup list is being used by any category, action, or custom item attributes then the attribute will be updated to have the same type as the deleted lookup list. No item data will be lost.
Reorder Lookup Lists
Lookups can be automatically sorted or manually sorted. Go to the Sorting Options section of the Settings page. Set the "Auto Sort Lookups" option as desired. If off then manual sorting is done on the Lookups screen. Enter edit mode by tapping the Edit button. A reorder handle will appear to the right of each lookup. Press and drag this handle to move the lookup into the desired position.

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Settings

The following settings affect the Lookups screen: