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    Can I force users to select an option in the autocomplete widget?

    Asked by jonsan32 on September 02, 2016 at 03:44 PM
    With the autocomplete widget, is there any way to force the user to select one of the listed choices? Simply making it required still allows for them to type "ghbhbukkj" and have it accepted, while a simple dropdown menu would be too cumbersome to scroll through. Ya dig? Thx for any help.
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    Answered by david on September 02, 2016 at 03:56 PM

    I did some testing and indeed, the autocomplete widget will allow anything to be entered, regardless of whether or not it matched something in the list.  I will forward this to our developers to see if the requirement to select something from the list can be added.  Since this is a very specific request, I cannot see if or when this functionality will be added.  We will let you know via this thread if there are any further updates.

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    Answered by jonsan32 on September 02, 2016 at 04:00 PM

    Awesome. Thx for the hard work. Have a great day.

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    Answered by ksesock on April 10, 2017 at 09:41 AM

    Was this ever addressed? I'm still looking for either a searchable dropdown list or an autocomplete that restricts entries to only the items presented.

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    Answered by Jim_R on April 10, 2017 at 10:58 AM

    @ksesock - This thread has been elevated as a feature request but we haven't had any news about it yet.

    Please keep in mind that there's no assurance whether this will be implemented. It will highly depend on the viability of the feature, the amount of similar requests we get, along with the workload of our Developers.

    If you wish to be updated on your own thread, just create a new one here and we'll mark it as a feature request too.