Option to use "Is in list" for Session Name when Using Perm Rec Selections in Additional Selections

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Would it be possible to implement a keyword list for the Session Name in a Student's Permanent Record? This would allow us to select certain sessions in a list when using the "is in list" option under Additional Selections when running reports.
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Pat Sennott

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Paul Goldsworthy, Product Owner

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Hi Pat.  Unfortunately the capability to display a list of choices is only available for keywords and fixed "pre-defined" lists.  By its very nature, the permanent record screen is not designed to use keywords so that future changes to your program won't adversely affect information already posted to the permanent record screen.

However, you can still use the "is in list" option with additional selections for the Perm Rec.Session Name field.  Simply type the information the way it appears in the program.  So it would look something like:

Perm Rec.Session Name is in list "Session Name 1","Session Name 2","Session Name 3"

If this is something you do regularly, save the selection so you don't have to type these values each time.

Just enclose each session in quotes and separate them with commas.  You can even open a second copy of formation and Copy/Paste these values from the Permanent Record screen to make sure they are correct.

You can use "is in list" with lots of other fields too.  Just because there isn't a fancy picker doesn't mean you can't type in the values you want.  For example:

Student Age is in list "8","9"