in a form i'm making, a user needs to select a certain service level agreement. To select the right one the user can first define a couple of parameters like company, customer, contactperson,...
For the same kind of inputfield i have 2 different behaviours:
- To select an customer, the user is directed to a drilldown page with all the info
- To select a contactperson the user can directly select one from a foldout lookuptable (don't know the exact name here) that shows up under the inputfield. So no need to go to another page.
Can i use the same visual information for the two? I mean, for customer, can i place the magnifier within the inputfiled like i do with contacperson? Because as a user i would expect the same behaviour with the search options within the 2 inputfields, except they're different. I have designed them differently now.
Note: I'm using a drilldown with the first because this table will generally hold a lot of data and for perfomance issues, i don't want it to load into the page. Default behaviour however is a foldout lookup table for tables that hold little information.
I hop this is somewhat clear?
Thank your for some input.