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Typeahead field to be linked to the object

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Level 7

28-02-2020

I would like the typeahead field to be linked to whatever was selected. For instance, if the field was for project, someone types in a project. After that field has a saved entry, I'd like that text of the project name to now be an active link back to that project. It would be a great reference. I wanted to put it in our request queues as a link to a previous project they want us to reference in creating a new project. But with no active link, it doesn't make any sense to use that field.

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Level 5

28-02-2020

We wanted to use the typeahead field to store the Backup Requestor and use it like a secondary project sponsor, but we can't do that until we can report and filter on it.

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Level 10

11-03-2020

Kristine - you can report and filter on typeahead fields. Your only option is Name and ID number though. So you can create a report that is like All Requests I'm The Backup Requestor On. You just can't get fancy with teams, managers, job roles, etc. because those aren't available yet for User typeahead fields.

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Level 3

25-02-2021

We have a similar use case and would greatly benefit from the typeahead field becoming a "clickable" link.

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Community Advisor

08-03-2021

I just had a project manager ask if there's a way to hyperlink in a custom form field similar to how you can in Updates.

This is the perfect solution for the field she would like to hyperlink!

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Level 10

11-11-2021

I want to use a typeahead field in place of the company field on a project to make it required. I could rename it to "Client" (because that's what it is) and it would pull in data from the form we have attached to each company.

Currently, I have a Fusion automation that takes what ever is in our "Client" typeahead field and changes the "Company" to that value. This also links the company to the project, giving the project access to the company form data.

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Level 5

11-11-2021

Similar to Randy's comment, we have a text field on our request custom form for Finance Code which denotes the allocation of costs. We use the information listed when converting the request to a project and identifying our list of Companies; however, some of our business users do not use the correct or even standard inputs into the Finance Code field so having a typeahead field to use would reduce errors and increase efficiency when converting projects.

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Level 2

11-11-2021

Not for nothing, but it would also be nice to have a typeahead field that allows for multiple items of the same object, and they all link as well. For example, a project typehead field that's used for references on a production form and the user can add two more projects in said typeahead field. Then creative would click on those links from the production forms and it whisks them away to reference projects. Just saying...

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Level 4

11-11-2021

To Malcom's comment, there is a related idea that captures the multi-select request for typeahead fields: https://one.workfront.com/s/idea/0870z000000XhXXAA0/detail


It's also indicated as on the Roadmap (yay!) with a request for more use cases, in case that's helpful!