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Multi-Select Dropdown List Box-type Entries for DataWindows

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We make customized electronic medical record formats for physicians. We've been using multi-select list boxes to enter various choices together as part of a single column in many DataWindows in our applications. They help enter some interrelated data faster without creating an independent table and/or nested report.

A review of the need, outcome, and sample code are provided with a plea that a DataWindow edit control for multi-select list boxes should be available in PowerBuilder itself. It would further enhance the wide variety of entry choices for developers.

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SB Gogia is a plastic surgeon in New Delhi. He has contributed to the software development efforts of his family-owned company - AMLA MEDIQUIP. Gogia has worked mostly with SQL and PowerBuilder, although he has dabbled in JavaScript, C++, VB and more.

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