bookmark_borderDrop Down

The Drop Down field allows users to select one option from a list.

Important: If your choice labels contain any HTML or special characters such as ampersands, commas, hyphens or brackets of any type, you MUST enable the show values feature and give each choice a simple and unique value which does not contain any special characters. Failure to configure values could cause issues for features such as conditional logic.

General

Dropdown General

  • Field Label
    Enter the label of the form field. This is the field title the user will see when filling out the form.

  • Description
    Enter the description for the form field. This will be displayed to the user and provide some direction on how the field should be filled out or selected.

  • Choices
    Add Choices to this field. You can mark each choice as checked by default by using the radio buttons that appear to the left of each choice. Add a new choice by clicking the PLUS icon and delete a choice by clicking the DELETE icon.

    • show values
      Checking this option will allow you to specify a value for each choice. Choice values are not displayed to the user viewing the form, but are accessible to administrators when viewing the entry.
  • Bulk Add / Predefined Choices
    Clicking the Bulk Add / Predefined Choices allows you to select a category and customize the predefined choices or paste your own list to bulk add choices.

  • Rules
    These properties set rules for how the data should be handled.

    • Required
      A required field will prevent the form from being submitted if it is not filled out or selected.

    • No Duplicates
      A field set to allow no duplicates will require that a value entered in a field does not currently exist in the entry database for that field.

Appearance

Dropdown Appearance

  • Placeholder
    This field allows you to enter text which will provide more information on the expected input.

  • Description Placement
    Determines whether the description will be above or below the field when displayed.

  • Custom Validation Message
    If you would like to override the default error validation for a field, enter it here. This message will be displayed if there is an error with this field when the user submits the form.

  • Custom CSS Class
    Enter the CSS class name you would like to use in order to override the default styles for this field.

  • Enable enhanced user interface
    By selecting this option, the chosen jQuery script will be applied to this field, enabling search capabilities to Drop Down fields and a more user-friendly interface for Multi Select fields.

  • Field Size
    This determines the width of the drop down when displayed.

Advanced

Dropdown Advanced

  • Admin Field Label
    Enter the admin label of the form field. Entering a value in this field will override the Field Label when displayed in the Gravity Forms administration tool.

  • Default Value
    This allows you to define what the drop down will default to (if anything).

  • Visibility
    Select the visibility for this field. Field visibility set to Everyone will be visible by the user submitting the form. Form field visibility set to Admin Only will only be visible within the Gravity Forms administration tool. Setting a field to Admin Only is useful for creating fields that can be used to set a status or priority level on submitted entries.

  • Allow field to be populated dynamically
    Check this option to enable data to be passed to the form and pre-populate this field dynamically. Data can be passed via Query Strings, Shortcode and/or Hooks.

  • Enable Conditional Logic
    Create rules to dynamically display or hide this field based on values from another field. Remember, to use conditional logic, you will need to create a drop down, checkbox or multiple choice field.

Merge Tags

Usage

{Field Name:2.1:modifier}

Modifiers

  • :value
    Outputs the value of the field instead of the normal choice text.

  • :currency
    Converts the value to a currency value.