Bulk Selection

If the data you are working with has a field that contains a large number of child values, then you may see the Bulk Selection button when you expand that field in the tree instead of the field values:

The field list with the Bulk Selection button for the Town or City field item, which has 1,169 child items

If you want to add all the values for this field to the table, then you can still drag and drop the field onto the table, or use the Select all at level drop-down list, just like any other field.

However, if you want to select a subset of the available values to add to your table (or remove from your table), then you need to use the bulk selection feature to select the ones you want from the tree.

  1. Click Bulk Selection. SuperWEB2 displays the Bulk Selection dialog:

    The Bulk Selection dialog for the Town or City field showing the first page of results

  2. Type your filter in the text box and click Filter. You can enter multiple filter strings: separate each one with a space.

    The list of values will update to show any items that match one of your filter strings. For example, the following filters restrict the list of towns and cities to only those containing the words "east" or "west":

    The Bulk Selection dialog for the Town or City field showing the first page of results filtered to only show items that contain the string East West

    If there is still more than one page of results, you can click the pagination links at the bottom to switch between pages.

  3. When you are happy with your filter, click OK. SuperWEB2 selects all the values that were matched by the filter:

    The field list with the 22 items selected for the Town or City field (out of 1,169)

  4. You can now use the Row, Column or Wafer buttons to add your selected values to the table:

    A table with the 22 selected items from Town or City added to the rows