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Select Field + Add your own option?

    • dtx211

    • January 4, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I’m trying to build a select field that also gives the user the option to enter something not part of the options.

    Example:
    – Academic Title –
    BA
    MA
    PhD
    Other: _______

    I’m probably not the first one to do this, so I was wondering whether there was some way to do this with just one field? Or maybe there is some other solution that is more elegant than select field + text field?

    • James

    • January 5, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Hi @dtx211

    Thanks for the post.

    Is it an option to switch to the Checkbox field type?

    This field contains an option to add a custom choice value out of the box.

    Please checkout this fieldtype here: https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/checkbox/

    I hope this info helps.

  • @acf-support any chance we can reconsider this?

    A checkbox/radio is a bit of a non-starter for large data sets.

    This really helps support a feature akin to ‘tagging’

    • B4rT

    • July 24, 2018 at 2:01 am

    I would also appreciate if this feature could be included in one of the next versions. As drewcovi already mentioned, checkboxes or radio boxes are not pratical if you have to deal with a great amount of values. So it would great, if the select box (search function) would also get this feature 🙂

    • combs

    • February 13, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Google Forms has this–It is a godsend.

    • J_M

    • March 27, 2019 at 11:09 am

    +1 on this request!

  • +1 please

  • +1, please

    • didrikus

    • February 14, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    +1 on this, is there any workaround known?

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