Dropdown fields are easy to use because of the simplicity of picking an option from a list. If you need to create a dropdown with nested options or limit the choices that can be selected depending on the form filler’s selection, you can use the Dynamic Dropdowns widget.
To set up a Dynamic Dropdowns widget
- In the Form Builder, select Add Form Element in the upper-left corner.
- In the left pane, go to Widgets at the top.
- Search and select Dynamic Dropdowns to add it to your form.
- Next, select the widget’s wand icon to open settings.
- In the settings pane on the right, set up your dropdown options in the Values field.
Nesting or indenting the options with spaces creates a parent-child relationship between dropdown lists.
Here’s an example:
Vertebrates Warm-blooded Dog Cat Bird . Cold-blooded Goldfish Turtle Frog . . Invertebrates With legs Beetle Ladybug Spider . Without legs Earthworm Leech . . .
To break that down, the top-level options are
Vertebrates Invertebrates .
To create choices for “Vertebrates,” add a new line under it and list the options, each with one leading space.
Vertebrates Warm-blooded Cold-blooded . Invertebrates .
To create choices for the 2nd-level “Warm-blooded” option, add a new line under it then list the choices, each with two leading spaces.
Vertebrates Warm-blooded Dog Cat Bird . Cold-blooded . Invertebrates .
And so on. See what it looks like in this demo form.
- Setting up the list and nestings using a text editor like Notepad is recommended.
- Include dot (.) as one of the choices in a set to initially display an empty “Please select” option for that set.
- Append asterisk (*) to a parent option to make its children required.
- The Values field has a 65000 character limit.
- The longer the list, the slower the widget becomes.
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Thanks in advance for your support.
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