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Old 12-01-2010, 06:32 AM   #91
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Yes, it would be possible to create a text column type that is actually an enumeration. There are, of course, complexities. The biggest is ensuring that all the places that can change the contents respect the enumeration values. This will touch metadata editing, drag & drop, the CLI (I think), and the library GUI.
Aren't there always

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Nope. T'is all or nothing.
I figured (but I might have overlooked something!)

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Thinking about it, you can get a poor-man's enumeration type using a normal and a composite column. The normal column would be used to enter the information. The composite column would use a switch statement to limit the text. For example, if the first column is integer, then the switch would test for 1, 2, etc. If the value is not one of those, it takes the default.
Hmm, that might work... Let me play with that!
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