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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

Required Fields

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

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

  • ControlType: Must be set to Reference.

Optional Fields