Drop-down

Article Number:040524

Drop-down You can place a Drop-down field and use that field to create a drop-down list on a form.
Options in the list are collapsed in the input screen. So users have to expand the list and select one option. Since the list is collapsed, you can save space on the input screen even when there are many options in the list.
Example of a drop-down list

Similar Fields

  • Radio button
    This field allows users to select one option from a collection of options.
    While "Drop-down" fields allow users to save without selecting any option, "Radio button" fields require users to select one option.

  • Check box
    This field allows users to select multiple options from a collection of options. Users can save without selecting any option for this field.
    When you place this field on a form, you select whether to display its options vertically or horizontally.

  • Multi-choice
    This field allows users to select multiple options from a collection of options. Users can save without selecting any option for this field.
    Options for "Multi-choice" fields are always displayed vertically on forms.

Usage Examples

The Drop-down field is suitable for the followings situations.

  • Register only one "Product Name" in a lead management app or a quote app.
  • Select a "customer class" in a customer management app.
  • Set an "interaction process" in an inquiry management app.

Example of lead management app

Setting Options

Drop-down field

  • Name

    • Specify the label for the field.
  • Hide field name

    • Select this option to hide the field name on the "Add Record," "Edit Record," and "Record Details" screens and the screen to print a record.
  • Required field

    • Select this option to require entry of data into the field.
  • Options

    • The values entered here are displayed as the options.
      Up to 1,000 options can be set. The maximum number of characters allowed for each option name is 128 in half-width or full-width.
      You can add or remove the options using a plus button Plus (+) icon and a minus button Minus (-) icon .
    • You can change the ordering of the options by dragging and dropping the arrow icon.
  • Default Value

    • Select the default value for the field. You can also leave the field blank.
  • Field Code

    • A string used for specifying this field in formulas or APIs.
      You can specify "Drop-down" fields in formulas.