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Allow multiple choices in a dropdown list
The only way to choose multiple options is through a list of checkboxes. This is useful, but takes up a lot of space in the form.
Would it be possible to allow multiple choices in a drowpdownlist (the way you do that in Windows with CTRL and Shift keys) ?
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Ton Jense
Date Created
9/26/2012 3:11:08 AM
Date Updated
5/20/2020 2:50:58 AM
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MYCS SupportJamie (dbdesk)Randy A
Luison LassalaProgrammerMartin Odendaal
gerardo garciaShem Sargentbasenine
Ton Jense
gerardo garcia 9/26/2012 10:20:23 AM
I agree that it takes lot of space in the form, but I fear some users may have trouble using the CTRL + Shift method.

Another option could be just to allow actual checklist to use the 4 column format space and re-arrange horizontally as a matrix to use the empty space on the form.
Ton Jense 9/26/2012 2:21:06 PM
A matrix of checkboxes would solve only part of the problem.
Another way could be to show two lists; one with the unselected options and a second one with the options already selected. In between the two lists, there are four buttons to
- select one,
- select all,
- deselect one,
- deselect all
I think this solution would be complete foolproof, but much harder to realize.......
gerardo garcia 9/26/2012 3:10:21 PM
Here is a link to a drawing showing what I meant.

By the way it would be nice to be able to include attachments in comments of this idea exchange forum.
basenine 9/26/2012 3:49:51 PM
How about like we currently choose columns in views? Select one (or multiple) and either add/remove. It would be nice to prioritise the list too
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BTW - Did you know you can select multiple columns and move them about together? It's a real time saver
calvin peters 10/24/2012 12:11:09 PM
This would greatly shorten up the interface on the screen. A real help
Programmer 5/6/2020 7:03:27 PM
This functionally would be imperative to the use of this software & organization of my applications
Luison Lassala 5/17/2020 4:30:29 PM
Multi-select Drop-down lists are a MUST for many organisations. The option proposed by @basenine sounds the most appropriate as it follows the TeamDesk Setup conventions.

The Ctrl+click option is counterintuitive and many users won't get it. Salesforce uses that method for multi-select picklists and often users ask me how to select (or UNselect!) multiple options.
Randy A 5/19/2020 6:58:25 PM
A more modern approach to this would be something like where you can select multiple items from a dropdown and it converts it to tags. It has a built-in search/filter and you can easily remove a selected item by X'ing it out.

This is a jQuery plugin so I'm hoping it would be easy to implement.
Luison Lassala 5/20/2020 2:50:58 AM
@Randy A - that looks like a very neat solution! I hope it can be implemented in TD.
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