How can the search function be added to dropdown fields?

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    AJH89
    Asked on March 13, 2018 at 12:27 PM

    Hi.. 


    Is it possible to have a search function in a dropdown? 

    We have a field with considerable (400+) options and wonder if it's possible for the user to search that list and make multiple selections? 

    Cheers

    James

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    Kevin_G
    Answered on March 13, 2018 at 01:44 PM

    You may use the auto-complete widget: https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/autocomp 

    The user can type on a text box and they will get results related to what they typed in, this guide will help you adding it to your form: https://www.jotform.com/help/252-How-to-Add-a-Widget-to-Your-Form 

    I hope this helps. 

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    AJH89
    Answered on March 19, 2018 at 05:32 AM

    Thanks Kevin. 


    Unfortunately you can only select one answer. We need for users to make several selections at one time. I guess this option doesn't work with the checkbox in dropdown widget?

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    Victoria_K
    Answered on March 19, 2018 at 09:45 AM

    As far as I understood the idea, I can also suggest to use the Dynamic Dropdowns widget. It has the main functionality of dropdowns to select only from the options available present. Please check the screencast below to see if that is what you need:

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    Hope this helps! But, if you need further assistance, just let us know.