SL - Multiple Value Chooser - suggestions constrained to enumerated list

mktoMacaque
Level 1

SL - Multiple Value Chooser - suggestions constrained to enumerated list

Hi all,
where can I set some constraints up? - so that for a particular field the values suggested are a pre-set list.

A person would still be able to manually type in some other value, but it would be impossible to use the Multiple Value Chooser to get those 'unpreapproved' values..
Many thanks in advance

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SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: SL - Multiple Value Chooser - suggestions constrained to enumerated list

What you’ve described isn’t possible. Can you step back and explain the exact use case?

mktoMacaque
Level 1

Re: SL - Multiple Value Chooser - suggestions constrained to enumerated list

Sure, though I'm not sure what was the intended use case behind this, what I have is:

a field state, when I go to fill it in it just suggests me the standard 2-letter-abbreviations;
when I go to Multiple Value Chooser, all I can add is the 50 abbreviations;

now, the records in our db have sometimes different values there, territories, DC, etc. - I can just type them in and the smartlist does just fine selecting them;

this is what I mean by the suggested values being pre-set

(as opposed to what normally happens, where they are being populated based off of the actual values in the db - this is what I believe you were referring to, right?)
Where do you set this up though? I really need to be able to modify this pre-set

Many thanks

Darshil_Shah1
Level 10 - Community Advisor

Re: SL - Multiple Value Chooser - suggestions constrained to enumerated list

It sounds like this field is either a CRM custom field or is a Marketo field mapped with a CRM field that has the picklist values set. If you want to add more values to this field, you can add those in the CRM field, and those shall sync to Marketo as well. Also, in general, such fields require a proper normalization setup, especially if you input sources writing non-standard values to it. As a best practice, you should also identify and fix these input sources writing non standard values. Keep in mind you can put ANY value in the Marketo filter or Change Data Value, though people with non standard values would run into sync errors while syncing with the CRM. 

mktoMacaque
Level 1

Re: SL - Multiple Value Chooser - suggestions constrained to enumerated list

Thank you, that's great it sounds like a very good lead, coould I ask for a bit more help in advising where to look? As far as I know we don't have any salesforce, AEM sync, I looked through some admin panels on the off chance there would be a clue but havent found anything, please see screengrabs below:

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Darshil_Shah1
Level 10 - Community Advisor

Re: SL - Multiple Value Chooser - suggestions constrained to enumerated list

Ahh- okay, thank you for letting us know you don't have an integration with the CRM. Also, I don't think syncing a field with the RCA affects its values in any way, as it's just a reporting and visualization module offered by Marketo. I don't think this is possible natively with Marketo. In Marketo, you can set up a drop-down/picklist field with pre-set values in a Marketo form, so a person submitting the form would not be able to select any value out of the defined picklist. Within Marketo, as I said in my previous comment, you can have data normalization campaigns that would normalize the non-standard values present in the database.

Steven_Vanderb3
Marketo Employee

Re: SL - Multiple Value Chooser - suggestions constrained to enumerated list

It's been a much needed feature in Marketo Engage but it's still not available. Smart List filters and Flow cards will accept any value and the drop downs can't be defined.