Contact List not Populating

Hello,

I have created a form with a couple of fields that have the Field Type set to contact list, but when testing the form nothing populates in the field, it's as if it was set to text / number. Is there a way to have it auto populate as a user begins to type a name? Thank you.

Answers

  • Shanky Paul
    Shanky Paul ✭✭✭✭

    Hi @mcervantes You would need to add your contacts to the contact field.

    If you are just going to capture who is submitting a form, you can use the "Created by" column and turning on "Required Smartsheet Login to access this form" option.


  • Thank you, @Shanky Paul. It is not to capture who is submitting a form. It is a field to capture, a responsible person for example; let's say I am submitting the form as a request to add a new product to my inventory and I want to have a field that has an employee who manages that product. I want to be able to start typing a name and the field populate a list of the possible employees, if that makes sense.

  • Shanky Paul
    Shanky Paul ✭✭✭✭

    @mcervantes Did you tried the below option by adding all your contacts to contact field?

    You would need to add your contacts to the contact field.


  • Yes, I juts have too many contacts an thought there might be an automatic link to like an enterprise list / company directory. Thanks for the help.

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