Value property

TextDropDownField.Value — Text

Represents the value of a text drop-down field.

If no formula is associated with this property, the text drop-down field is an input field that users use to enter and edit values. If a formula is associated with this property, the text drop-down field is an output field that displays a calculated value derived through the formula.

If a text drop-down field is used as an output field, it behaves as a regular text field, but only calculated text strings that are present as options are displayed.

Referencing text drop-down field values from formulas

When referencing a text drop-down field value from a formula, there is no need to write .Value,Value after the field name if a text string is sought. These formulas are equivalent:

"test" & TextDropDownField1"test" & TextDropDownField1
"test" & TextDropDownField1.Value"test" & TextDropDownField1,Value

Above, & is looking to join two text strings together. As TextDropDownField1 can return a text string through its Value property, .Value,Value is implied.

Examples

TextDropDownField1 & "test"TextDropDownField1 & "test"

Returns a text string consisting of the value of TextDropDownField1 joined together with "test".

TextDropDownField1.Value & "test"TextDropDownField1,Value & "test"

Returns a text string consisting of the value of TextDropDownField1 joined together with "test". Writing out the Value property in formulas (by writing TextDropDownField1.ValueTextDropDownField1,Value) is rarely necessary.