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Choice Field with Multiple Selections

Posted by Paul on July 17, 2013


In this article I would like to take you through the ‘Multiple Selections’ possibility of Choice Columns, which is a less known feature.

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Choice Field

Choice Field allows us to select an item from a set of multiple choices. For example, we are creating a choice field for Color & Choices Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow.

Create a new library & add anew column of type Choice.

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You can see that the user can only select one of the values from drop-down.

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Choice Field with Multiple Selections

Now we can enable multiple selections from a Choice Field. Open the list/library settings click the choice column & modify the ‘Display choices’ selection to ‘Checkboxes’.

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Now you can see the effect of change.

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You can see that the drop down turned to be check boxes, thus enabling user to do multiple selection.

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Metadata Term is also another way to associate multiple values to a column. In this case we have to configure Managed Metadata for the site.

References

http://bit.ly/11Xaa8D

Summary

In this article we have explored how to enabled Multiple Selection for a Choice Field. I hope this will help you in real world scenarios.

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