August 30, 2013

How to create Pick list field in Siebel?

This is one of the most common problem that is faced by new siebel developers. Answer of this question can tell a lot about actual hands on experience of the developer and how much experience he holds in debugging.

There are only few reasons why picklist doesn't work, which can be summarized as below:

  1. Pick map of the new field is not populating the foreign key field of the field.
  2. Join created to pull the value of the field is not created properly.
  3. If no values are shown in drop down then pick list is might not compiled yet, or the LOV type and values are not created in administration views.
  4. If value is not displayed after selecting value from pick applet then wrong field is selected in pick map of the field.
  5. Update only if null is not configured properly. 

Related Questions:

Question :What are the reasons for field based on picklist not showing drop down or pick applet icon?

Answer: Pick applet might not be selected on the list item or control of the applet or runtime property of the control is set to false.

Please feel free to leave a comment if you have faced any other issue with the pick lists. 


  1. Hi,
    I am facing issue with my pick applet field which is created on an MVG applet
    It is not displaying the pick applet icon.
    I checked the control on the MVG applet, runtime is TRUE and pick applet is given.
    Could you please help here

  2. Hi all,

    I am facing same issue like Anonymous comment above ...
    We have PickList field on MVG Applet, everything is 100% configured properly, but PickList icon is not shown. I can't find any bug in MOS though ... any thougts / suggestions?


    1. Hi Ben , does this field works perfectly fine outside the mvg applet?

      Have you set runtime property to true and pick list is compiled? Pick map all good?

      Are you using open ui? How it works in hi?