dbFront automatically creates dropdown fields based on the relationships set up between tables.
If dbFront notices that you have a foreign key relationship between one of the fields on your table to another "Parent" table then it will automatically create a single select dropdown based on the parent table.
You can then click on the gear icon on the lookup column to adjust the preferences such as:
- customizing the columns that are displayed in the dropdown,
- adjusting the sort order,
- filtering the rows in the dropdown.
If you currently don't have a lookup table then dbFront has a Table Tool available that will help you to create a lookup table. The tool will generate the SQL you need to migrate one or more columns and all their data to a newly created lookup table. The Table Tool is found on the last tab of the table preferences.
NOTE: The SQL is only generated as an aid, please validate before running.
For more information see: