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    Scott Campbell

    Thanks for the thorough description, Paul -- I see just what you're after.  I think the approach in the attached sample will work well for you.  It asks the form user to answer one of two questions, depending on whether they want to specify a class or a list of beneficiaries.  Then conditions in the form check to see which of the two answers was answered, and fill in the appropriate information.  Let me know if this raises any more questions.




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    James Singleton

    Scott, 

    Thanks for the example.  Can you think of a way to allow me to choose between both in one answer?  In other words, to make the table have a choice (or linked) answer that allows you to select between the BeneClass and the BeneList?  So, the dropdown would show my children, my grandchildren, my descendants and John Doe and Mary Doe?  I will show you an example of the - rather imperfect - workaround that I came up with when I am somewhere with access to my forms.

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    Scott Campbell

    Unfortunately, no.  Dropdown boxes in smart answers are only able to pull their choices from a single source (a master list, another question, or a custom set of choices).  So you either need to ask two questions, like I did in the above sample; or else "fudge" the answer that's being used as the source, the way you described your work-around in the original post.  Those are the only ways I can think of to present the form user with two types of response -- either choose one of these people, or choose one of these groups.  But I'll look at your sample when you post it, and maybe that will spark an idea.

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