I want to set the default value of a dropdown to be the name of current geographic location (country name) on page load. How can i do that ?
Hi Zahoor If you use the Searchbox element, you can extract the country name for the default value using these settings:
This way you can save it as a geographic address as well. Is this what you were hoping to achieve? Or do you need to use the Dropdown element with dynamic or static choices?
I want to use dropdown element with dynamic choices and then want to set a default value on page load.
What’s the choices source you are using for the dynamic choices? Can you share a screenshot or a link to your app?
I have database “Country” from which my dropdown D picks and shows country names. Now i want the dropdown to show the current visitor’s country as default value of dropdown on page load without any choice selection from app visitor.
I am getting this error, please help
I would think for the default to be valid you would need to do a search for Country with a constraint that it is = to current geo :extract country. I’m assuming that you want the country to be a valid location currently in your data. Can you share a link?
Almost there! The Type of Choices should be “Text” for this, instead of “Country”. Since you’re needing to display the User’s current geographic location, and extracting the country, that is a text value, not a stored Country in your database. By changing the Type of Choices to Text, the choices source is composed of text values: Search for Country’s Names (list of texts) :plusitem “current geographic position: extract country” (single text value).
*I assumed the Name field was type text in your database - is it type: geographic address?
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