Provide a dropdown list of options on your form, where only one
item, or multiple items, may be selected at a time.
the component to the page between the Start of Form and
End of Form sections of the Form
Container component. It has four tabs: Title and Text,
Initial Values, Constraints and Size.
Element Name: Specify the name to be associated with this
field when the data is stored or emailed. Required.
- It may contain only numbers, letters and selected special
characters (the underscore, period, backslash, colon and
- Not visible to the public.
Title: This is the descriptive label your visitor will
see on the page.
Hint: Provide assistance for people completing the
form. Appears in paler italics below the associated field.
Multi Selectable: Select if you would like visitors to be
able to select multiple items in the dropdown.
- Use the plus (+) button to build your checkbox options. Provide
each selection as value=text, where value is the word
that the UBCMS will collect in the form, and text is the
descriptive label your visitor will see.
- For example, entering the text UNDER=Undergraduate will
create a checkbox with the text 'Undergraduate' beside it
and collect a value of “UNDER” when the form is
Items Load Path: Indicate where customized content can be
reused to populate this compoent; e.g. a list of all US states.
Default value: Stipulate a default value that will be
displayed on the form and used unless the visitor makes a different
Use parameters: Select if desired. Developers
- Allows authors to preload this form value from the URL that
loaded the form.
- e.g. If the field name is 'myfield' and the page URL is
'…/form.html?myfield=123' then the default value of the
field when the form is first loaded would be "123."
- This can be useful to solve a variety of things, such as a
contact form that is preloaded with a different 'To' address
depending on which link was first clicked. While the initial
destination would be pre-selected, the visitor could see that
choice and adjust as necessary.
This tab controls whether completion of this field is required
and what constraints are being enforced (for example, must be a
phone number). May also be used to customize form error
Required: Completion of this field is mandatory before
submission of the form is permitted.
Required Message: Insert a custom message to be displayed
if the submitter neglects to complete this if it is a required
Width: Set a maximum display size in pixels.
- If left blank, this is set automatically based on the length of
the field values. We suggest you leave this blank unless you need
to fine tune the appearance.