Scenario Overview

This business scenario requires us to build a set of dependent pick-lists between the option sets below. We need it so if the continent 'Europe' is selected then all the Country pick-list values are filtered to just countries in Europe. Following that if 'Ireland' is selected as a country then the City pick-list needs to be filtered to all the cities in Ireland.

  • Continent
  • Country
  • City       

North52 Decision Suite Solution

The North52 Decision Suite solution works like this,

  • A formula is setup to execute whenever the Account form loads or the Continent pick-list changes.
  • The formula checks to see what Continent has been selected
  • It then sets the corresponding values in the country pick-list
  • The same set of steps can be used to setup a similar formula on the Country pick-list for filtering cities
  • So there will be a ripple\cascading effect on the pick-lists

North52 Decision Suite Steps

These steps assume you have setup & populated your own set of pick-lists. Note the pick-list values in the sample formula will need to be changed to reflect your values. The steps below are just for the Continent pick-list so a similar set of steps are required for the Country pick-list.

  • Create a new formula of type 'ClientSide - Perform Action'
  • Set the Source Entity to 'Account'
  • Set the Source Property to 'OnLoad & Continent'
  • Copy & paste the formula below into the formula description field & click save
  • Click 'N52 Commands' -> 'Publish Formula'
  • You are now ready to test


             When('Europe'), Then (SetPicklistValues('new_country', false,
                                                   100000010,100000011, 100000012,100000013, 
                                                   100000014,100000015, 100000016,100000017)),
             When('North America'), Then (SetPicklistValues('new_country', false, 
                                                            100000020,100000021, 100000022,100000023, 
                                                           100000024,100000025, 100000026,100000027)),
             When('South America'), Then (SetPicklistValues('new_country', false,
                                                            100000030,100000031, 100000032,
                                                            100000033, 100000034,100000035,
             When('Africa'), Then (SetPicklistValues('new_country', false,
                                                     100000040,100000041, 100000042,100000043, 
                                                     100000044,100000045, 100000046,100000047)),
             When('Asia'), Then (SetPicklistValues('new_country', false,
                                                 100000050,100000051, 100000052,100000053,
                                                 100000054,100000055, 100000056,100000057)),
             When('Oceania'), Then (SetPicklistValues('new_country', false, 100000060,100000061,
                                                    100000062,100000063, 100000064,100000065,

             Default( SetPicklistValues('new_country', true, 1))


Did you know?

North52's TestShield helps overcome business challenges associated with testing

Organizations are aware of the need to automate tests yet find that they revert to manual testing processes. Some of the main reasons for this include:

  • End to end testing is difficult
  • Release cycles for features are shorter
  • Technical skills not available

Learn more about TestShield help overcome these challenges