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Dropdown List

Dropdown lists are used to present a list of items which the user can select one option from, such as “Title” or “Gender”.

To add a Dropdown List field to your form, click the Dropdown List Field in the available fields section on the left-hand side of the screen and drag it to the appropriate place on your form.
Add in your Question name and choices, then click save.


Advanced Options
While editing your field, click ‘Show Advanced Options’ to configure some of the below options for this field.
Every field has some unique advanced settings specific to its field type. There are however some common advanced settings that are regularly used across multiple field types.

  1. Question (Label): Entering a value in this field will override the ‘Question (Name)’ field as the question shown to users on the form. If you’d like to have multiple fields with the same question shown, you can set different ‘Question (Name)’ for internal reference, and have the same ‘Question (Label)’ across multiple fields.
  2. Hide the question: Ticking this will show the field for the user to type in, without showing the field question.
  3. Default answer: Inserts a default answer in to the field. This is useful to have an answer selected even if the user doesn’t specifically fill out this field.
  4. Placeholder: Insert some placeholder text that disappears when the field is typed in. This is useful to show the user an example of what they might type in.
  5. Further instructions: Add some informative text just below the field.
  6. Enable search/filtering: This can be switched on for longer lists of items. It allows your user to start typing to search and filter through the drop down list.
  7. Conditional logic: This can be turned on to show/hide this field under certain conditions based on answers to other fields. Read more on conditional logic here.

Pre-defined option lists
When adding the field choices, if you have a long or frequently used list, you can insert or save a pre-defined list using the ‘Save options for later use’ and ‘Insert pre-defined options’ buttons.

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