Multi layer Drop Down with duplicates

Jun 24, 2010 at 1:23 PM

I have an annoying issue. I create three lists that I will use to create cascading drop-down lists. The second and third level has duplicate values. ie. they have the same values in the lower levels. Anyway, this works flawlessly as long as I use the ID to keep track of the parent. But since the value that I use to keep track of parent is the ID, that is what's printed in the list. I want the text value to be printed in the list as I can't use the text value to keep track of the parent.

How can I work around this issue? This must be a common issue. thanks in advance.