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Is there a way to add a link in a lookup field (dropdownlist that displays)that would open the NewForm of the lookup's source? I have a app that has the user select the project name in one list, but there will be times when the project won't be added yet, it would be prefered to have a way they can just click "AddNew" in the dropdown list instead of backing out of the record and then going back in after they create a project.

I did this in 2007 I thought, but can not for the life of me figure this out in 2010, can anyone help?


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Solution 1

One way is to use a UNION in your SELECT (assuming that you are using SQL):
SELECT CompanyName FROM Suppliers

Or, of course:
SELECT "Add New"
  UNION SELECT CompanyName FROM Suppliers

This can become problematic if you are selecting more than one column from the database though.

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