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    How can I upload a long list of options to make them available in a list-box field?

    Asked by AlbertoCuozzo on October 27, 2015 at 07:05 AM

    In many cases I need to upload a list of possible choices to be available in some combo/list-box. I'll need to handle some surveys. What is the best way you suggest? Is it possible to insert the list in a Excel file and use it to populate the list-box field in the form?

    Thank you as usual

    Regards

    Alberto

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    Answered by EltonCris on October 27, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    The dropdown field can accommodate any amount of options but you have to manually copy and paste them on the options box in the dropdown property toolbar. Unfortunately, importing a list of options isn't possible.

    You can also use Auto Complete widget, it is a good alternative for dropdowns since it will only display a list of options that is relevant or that contains the word you type in it.

    Hope this helps!

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    Answered by AlbertoCuozzo on October 28, 2015 at 05:42 AM

    Hi EltonCris.

    Thank you. That is possible by uploading 2285 entry at time. Very Good.

    Another question in order to complete.

    Can I select by typing in other field for istance Area 1 - Area 2 and get in DropDown list only what is belonging to Area 1 - Area 2?

    Thank you very much indeed.

    Alberto