I came across an issue in the dependency field in Sugar versions 7.1.5 and 7.1.6. The scenario is, for an Opportunity, I created a direct sale field and if this field is checked the dependent dropdown field advertiser should be shown otherwise not shown. On the Record View, if I check the direct sales field the Advertiser drop-down is visible, as shown in the screenshot below:
I can change the value of Advertiser drop down but on clicking “Save” the Advertiser field is not shown although direct sales field is checked. Interestingly, the value selected for the advertiser drop down is saved in the database.
This issue is also reported as Defect 66999 Dependent drop-down child drop-down only shows the first value with SugarCRM Support.