Relationship Custom Combo Box

If you want the Relationship field for Dependents or Emergency Contacts to be pre-defined, you can set up a custom combo box in Vista.

If no custom combo box is applied, the Relationship field is available for freeform text entry.
  1. In Vista, select Viewpoint Administration > Programs > VA Custom Field Combo Boxes.
  2. Create a new combo box on the Grid tab.


  3. Select the Items tab, and add the options that should be available from the Relationship drop-down when users add dependents or emergency contacts.
  4. Assign the combo box to the appropriate portal settings:
    • For Dependents, enter the name of the combo box in Custom combo box type to bind dependent relationship types found under Admin > Portal Settings > Dependents > General Configuration.
    • For Benefits, enter the name of the combo box in Custom combo box type to bind dependent relationship types found under Admin > Portal Settings > Personal Information > General Configuration.
    Note: You can use the same combo box for both fields, or use a unique combo box for each one. Leaving either portal setting blank will allow users to enter freeform text.