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Child Specification List

The Child Specification List displays a list from which other Projects can be specified and grouped together into one Top Level Project.

The Projects that can be specified from the Child Specification List and the information to be passed to and from the Projects are administered from the Projects property.

When the Form Control is applied the name entered will display as the caption for the form control. This can be changed by selecting the Caption property.



  • Background Color

    Specifies the color of the control's background.

  • Column Widths

    One or more values delimited by the | symbol. Setting one value applies that width to all columns.

  • Name Column Visible

    Specifies whether the name column is visible or not.

  • Show Filler Column

    Appends a filler column at the end of each row to fill the remaining control width. If set to FALSE, the final column of data will expand to fill the remaining control width, regardless of a column width specified.

  • State Column Visible

    Specifies whether the state column is visible or not.

  • Type Column Visible

    Specifies whether the type column is visible or not.

Appearance - Caption


  • Behavior

    Specifies whether the control is in single, or multiple; child specification mode.

  • Enabled

    Controls whether the control is enabled (if the result is TRUE) or disabled (if the result is anything other than TRUE, e.g. FALSE).

  • Error Result

    Determines whether the value of the control is in error. The result of this rule is a string containing the error message if the value is in error, otherwise a blank string or the number zero.

  • Hidden Result Columns

    A pipe-bar delimited list of Result columns which should not be displayed in the Child Specification List.

  • Projects

    One or more project names, delimited by the '|' symbol, which control which specification types can be added to the child specification list.

  • Tab Index

    Configures the position of the control in the form tab order.

  • Visible

    Determines whether the control is visible (TRUE) or hidden (FALSE).


  • (Metadata)

    Optional text which can be used to provide information belonging to or about a control. For example, a list of CSS classes which can be parsed and applied to the control using the Integration Theme in DriveWorks Live. This doesn't affect the control's behavior.

  • (Name)

    The name of the control

  • (Tag)

    Optional text which can be used to describe the control, but which doesn't affect the control's behavior.

  • Tooltip Duration

    Controls the duration, in seconds, for which the tooltip will remain visible. Values of 0 and below indicate an infinite duration.

  • Tooltip Text

    Specifies the text to display in a tooltip when hovering over the control.


  • Height

    Controls the height of the control.

  • Left

    Controls the left position of the control.

  • Top

    Controls the top position of the control.

  • Width

    Controls the width of the control.

When a child specification releases models which are referenced in its parent ensure Overwrite Released Model Data is unchecked; as the parent will overwrite the child's release data.

See Also


Rollup Data Table

DriveWorks Tech Tips Portal

Closed Child Specification

A way of completing a Child Specification, pulling data inputted in the Parent Specification, without needing to open the Child.

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Custom Child Spec List

How to create your own Child Specification List control which can be tailored to suit your forms, using a Data Table and Macro Buttons to reskin it.

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