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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
10/24/2012 12:11:09 PM
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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
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