Use external data from excel to be options in a dropdown list?

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    Asked on September 05, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    We would like to be able to virtually populate/update the options in a dropdown menu in our forms based on a list maintained in an excel document. That way we can update the same dropdown menu that exists in multiple forms all at one time whenever something changes.  


    Is this possible? I have seen many threads from over a year ago saying this could be in the works but nothing since. 


    Please let me know.


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    Answered on September 05, 2017 at 11:57 AM

    Unfortunately, that is not possible. It is not possible to load the data from any external source. 

    You can embed your forms with the full source code and then add a custom script that will pull the data from your external file. Maybe a discussion on this thread may help you: 

    We have a spreadsheet to form widget that can pre-populate a form with the values from the spreadsheet. 

    How to Use the Spreadsheet to Form Widget