For the dropdown object,
1. Make sure enable the dynamic properties.
2. Copy the list of the name from the exported spreadsheet
3. Once copied to clipboad(from step2) the "paste" icon will be enabled.
4. Now paste the list of the names using the icon.
Please check this thread for more details: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4793993#4793993
Thank you for the reply.....What version of Adobe LiveCycle Designer are you using?
My version does not show the "clipboard" icon on the "List Items:" line.
Got it, i am using 9.0, In this case you have the option of manual update from "XML Source" view of the form.
Add a item/value from object pallet, then use the notepad/excell to create for all list of names and paste it from "XML Source" view. Hope this can solve your problem.
Thank you again for the reply, but I'm not sure how to do this:
I've started with a brand new form using the New Form Assistant.
Then I dragged and dropped a Drop-down List onto the form
I have a list of names in Excel, but not sure how to paste it from "XML Source" view...
Select the Drop Down object and add a sample name thru the object UI. Now view the "XML Source" TAB, it shows xml code similar to the image.
Now need to prepare all the names from the excell, place all names in one column of excell and copy paste the <text> and </text> nodes to the names(hopefully each column at a time). now need to copy all together and prepare final version to copy notepad (may require some replace all with spaces to format properly) then from notepad only update the above xml source . while going to design view it may pop-up warning message of changed xml, and click yes, now all names should be present in the dropdown. Hope this works.All we are doing here the form design is from "XML Source" tab insted of adding one by one from the object from design view.