Web Client Lookups with Multiple Conditions in Infor CRM (Saleslogix)

Back in the LAN client, there was a way to add multiple conditions to a lookup control, as long as you knew how to manipulate the Lookup properties to your advantage.

The web client’s lookup control is of course a different animal that now uses an SData feed to perform the lookup based on conditions. There is a pre filter property of the lookup control but you are very limited there in picking single conditions.

There is a way of doing this though by manipulating the lookup control itself. You can do so on a load action of a quick form using a C# snippet. Lets look at how you could add multiple conditions. Again by using the various attributes of the lookup control we can construct a valid SData query that will allow multiple conditions.

Let’s say we are in an Opportunity and want to show a lookup (called lookupProduct) to all Opportunity Products that are active and in the current opportunity, or some other criteria. We can use the following code to accomplish this:

    Sage.Entity.Interfaces.IOpportunity opp = this.GetParentEntity() as Sage.Entity.Interfaces.IOpportunity;
    if (opp != null)
        string prods = string.Empty;       
        foreach(Sage.Entity.Interfaces.IOpportunityProduct op in opp.Products)
            prods += string.Format("\"{0}\",", op.Product.Id);
        lookupProduct.SeedProperty = "(Status";
        lookupProduct.SeedValue = "Active\" and Id in (" + prods + ")) or \"A\" eq \"B";             
        lookupProduct.OverrideSeedOnSearch = false;

We look through and construct a quote enclosed string of the Opportunity Products in the Opportunity.
Then we set the SeedProperty of the control to “(Status”. We add the ( in front of the property to handle the or clause logic later.
Then we set the SeedValue to the rest of our conditions. We include a quote after our first value and before our last value, because when the SeedProperty and SeedValue are appended together an opening quote and closing quote are added automatically.

With these 2 attributes, when the lookup is rendered and used, a query condition is constructed that looks like:

(Status eq "Active" and Id in ("123","456","etc.")) or "A" eq "B"

Remember this is an SData query so this is the where clause in the SData query language.


Kris Halsrud

Kris Halsrud is a Senior Analyst / Developer for Customer FX Corporation.


  1. Kris,
    Can I put textbox names in for conditions and have the conditions be based on what they user inputs?

  2. THE USER!!! They should have an edit option on the comments for people like me who are in a hurry and make mistakes!

    • Xena you could use the value from another control to pass into the conditions. So something like:

      lookupProduct.SeedValue = “Active\” and SomeField eq \”” + SomeTextControl.Text + “\”) or \”A\” eq \”B”;

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