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The Developer’s Guide to the Force.com Platform by Phil Choi, Andrew Fawcett, Glen Martin, Rick Greenwald

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Conditional Display of Fields

The previous page worked well, dynamically displaying different values in a picklist based on the value of another picklist. Yes, this functionality is a recap of what is available in standard dependent picklists—so why reimplement it?

The reason to use this version of a dependent picklist is that you can expand the capabilities of this set of picklists to address a common user need. Normally, the position type for a particular position is available in its picklist. But what about those times when a user is posting a new type of position, one that is not currently available?

For a dependent picklist, this scenario is resolved by someone with developer privileges going in and modifying the values available on the ...

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