The Reference control type allows the user to select an instance of another container in the same DataPortal. This is stored by ID in the database. The control creates a button on the page:

Reference Control

Clicking this button opens a menu showing possible choices:

Reference Modal

Excel Sheet Input

Required fields

The Reference control type requires the following Excel columns:

  • Name: The name of the field saved to the database.

  • Type: The name of the container type backing this field. Must be set to Form.<ContainerName> where <ContainerName> is the name of the Excel sheet representing the referenced container.

  • ControlType: The name of the desired control type. Must be set to Reference.

Optional fields

The Reference control type also supports the following Excel columns: