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Can I add a searchable dropdown list to my form?

Yes, you can add a searchable dropdown list to your online form. Go to the Form Editor section of your online form, select the dropdown list field and tick Searchable on the left, under Options. A search bar will appear on the first line of the dropdown list, once it’s opened.

searchable dropdown

Form users can use this box to find the option they are looking for inside your dropdown list. The search bar will automatically expand depending on the width of the dropdown list.

Note: This searchable dropdown list is not compatible on mobile. If enabled, the search bar will not appear in the drop down for mobile devices.

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    1. Hello, I am afraid that this is not a feature that we offer. We have them as separate field types. I will send this as a feature improvement to our product. I would suggest changing the multiple-choice’s layout to Inline choices: for a more compact design. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further questions. Have a great day!

  1. Hello. Is it possible on the Dropdown to allow the user to enter something else? I have a list of companies, but if someone does not find their company, can they enter their company name?

    1. Hello! Only the single and multiple choice fields allow other input from the user. You can type an “other” choice option within your dropdown and add a new short text field. With the help of field rules you can show the input field only when “other” is chosen in the dropdown. Read more about our rules section here: https://salesforce.123formbuilder.com/docs/field-rules/. I hope the above helps. Have a nice day!

    1. Hello James, you can copy paste all your items into a dropdown. Ensure that they are listed one below each other first. After you add the dropdown, click to open the dropdown field settings panel. Next click on Import next where it says Choices. A new pop up window will appear on your screen where you can paste your 300 items.

    1. Hello Chuck,
      For the time being, this feature is not yet available on mobile devices but you can send us a feature request at support@123formbuilder.com and if this is something that people are interested in having it could be very well implemented in the future.

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