I've got a requirement where our staff need to be able to collect the marketing interests of our customers when they open a new account with us.
The "Interests" are kept in a separate list with 2 columns, Interests (Title) and Category. The user should be able to select the "category" from a choice control and then the Interests are filtered accordingly. This works fine when using two multi select (bow tie) controls however, the users would like to be able to select the category using a dropdown box instead.
This works fine for the first selection where they can select Category 1 and then a couple of interests from the cascaded multi select, however, if they want to then choose a different Category to choose more interests, this loses the values selected in the Interests multi select control. I understand why this happens (although it's a little annoying that InfoPath retains the selections successfully) so I was wondering if anyone had a solution here rather than me telling the users they'll have to use multi select controls.
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The closest I've gotten to this in the past is using the multiselect control in the "list" format, and then resizing it so that essentially only one option appears at a time. The part most people do not like is having to hold CTRL or SHIFT to select more than one item.
What Nintex really needs is a drop down option with check boxes next to each item. Maybe someone out there has a way to pull this off using JS to render checkboxes?