Yes, you can allow users to search through the options of your online form. In your form builder account, go to the Form Editor, select the Dropdown field, and tick Searchable on the left, under Options. A search bar will appear on the first line of the dropdown list, once it’s opened.
Once your respondents click on the dropdown field, a search bar will appear on the first line
Important NoteThe searchable dropdown list is not compatible on mobile. If enabled, the search bar will not appear in the dropdown on mobile devices.
Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions. For more FAQs, please browse through the FAQs page.
Is it possible to have the dropdown list be from a separate list of submitted forms in FormBuilder? This dropdown would then be dynamically populated based on the other FormBuilder submissions
Hi David! This looks like a job for our Database Manager feature, where you can send form data to a CSV database, and then prefill form fields with the information from that database. This is an advanced feature that we provide on our Enterprise plan. If you would like to learn more about it, please reach out to us at email@example.com. Have a great day!
Is it possible to have a multiple choice dropdown list?
Hello, I am afraid that this is not a feature that we offer. We have them as separate field types. I will send this as a feature improvement to our product. I would suggest changing the multiple-choice’s layout to Inline choices: for a more compact design. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further questions. Have a great day!
Hello. Is it possible on the Dropdown to allow the user to enter something else? I have a list of companies, but if someone does not find their company, can they enter their company name?
Hello! Only the single and multiple choice fields allow other input from the user. You can type an “other” choice option within your dropdown and add a new short text field. With the help of field rules you can show the input field only when “other” is chosen in the dropdown. Read more about our rules section here: https://www.123formbuilder.com/docs/field-rules/. I hope the above helps. Have a nice day!
Thanks very much!
How do I import a list into the Dropdown? I have 300 items in CSV that need to be in dropdown. How?
Hello James, you can copy paste all your items into a dropdown. Ensure that they are listed one below each other first. After you add the dropdown, click to open the dropdown field settings panel. Next click on Import next where it says Choices. A new pop up window will appear on your screen where you can paste your 300 items.
Dear Sir ,
Can dependent drop down list be added to this form.
Hello! You can create independent dropdown fields and with the help of field rules you can show other dropdowns depending on the previous choice made on the form.
When will the searchable DDL be supported on mobile devices?
For the time being, this feature is not yet available on mobile devices but you can send us a feature request at firstname.lastname@example.org and if this is something that people are interested in having it could be very well implemented in the future.