Article Number:040533

Placing a "Multi-choice" field on an app form creates a field that allows users to select one or more options from a predefined list.

"Multi-choice" field options are displayed in vertical format on the "New Record" and "Edit Record" screen. A scroll bar is added when there are many options.
Only the options that have been selected are displayed on the "Record Details" screen.

Screenshot: Example of a "Multi-choice" field in an app

Field Settings

Screenshot: The settings screen of a "Multi-choice" field


Specify the field name. The field name is displayed as the label of the field in the app.

Hide field name

Select this option to hide the field name on the following screens.

  • The "New Record" screen
  • The "Edit Record" screen
  • The "Record Details" screen
  • The screen for printing a record
  • The Form settings screen

Required field

Select this option to make choosing a field value mandatory.


Enter the field options. You can add up to 1,000 options, with up to 128 half-width or full-width characters for each option.

Add an option by clicking the plus sign-shaped Add icon to the right of an option input field, or by pressing the Enter key when the last option input field listed is selected.
Remove an option by clicking the minus sign-shaped Delete icon to the right of the option input field.

Change the order of an option by dragging and dropping the arrow icon to the left of the option input field.

Default Value

Specify options to be selected by default.

Field Code

This is the code used for specifying the field in formulas or APIs.

Usage Examples

Use "Multi-choice" fields when you want to make it possible to select one or more options from a list.
"Multi-choice" fields are displayed on the "New Record" or "Edit Record" screen with the same size, no matter how many options there are. For this reason, you may want to use a "Multi-choice" field if there are too many options and a "Check box" field would take up too much space.

As one example, you can use a "Multi-choice" field in a customer management app to register which services customers chose.

Screenshot: Example of a "Multi-choice" field being used for selecting options