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Catalogues: Drop down lists & auto-fill, possible?

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#68065 (In Topic #14485)

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ocPortal 6.0.2


I have a usability question for you. As you all may or may not know, I use the wonderful catalogues system to manage and make character profiles for my forum based RPG. It works pretty well, memebers go in, click on the add item, fill out the form, and poof, character construction is complete.. basically.

Well the thing is, my character profile form is a bit advanced, and I was wondering if there were some things I could do that would make it a little more user friendly… such as use drop down lists and auto-populated fields. The problem: I do not know if it is possible, or how to do it if it is possible.

Here's some explanation.
I have a field that is for Runic Elements, with it wanting you to choose from a list provided on-site, list the element, and then the info on the element. Well that could be made more simplier if I could simply have a drop down list of the runic elements, and when the user clicks on one of them, an info field is populated with info on that element.

I also am utilizing the stat system featured in my game book. They'd assign stat points to their main stats (which can be purchased using member points in the point store), and then they'd have to look up in the table to see what the secondary stats are.

This could be more simplified if I could simply have the secondary stats auto-populate with the necessary info based on what is put in the main stats field. Like what I do with my spreadsheet I made. But while I know how to work spreadsheets, I do not know how to do this in the catalogue, or if it is possible.

So, are these things possible? If so, can some one give me a good example on how to do it, or at least point me in the right direction where I can learn how to do it? I'd be much appreciative!

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