This filter allows an import file for the Chained Selects to be provided programmatically. This import file will override any previously uploaded file via the field settings.


The following would apply to all forms:

add_filter( 'gform_chainedselects_import_file', 'your_function_name', 10, 3 );

To target a specific form, append the form id to the hook name. (format: gform_chainedselects_import_file_FORMID)

add_filter( 'gform_chainedselects_import_file_14', 'your_function_name', 10, 3 );

To target a specific field id for a form, append the form id and field id to the hook name. (format: gform_chainedselects_import_file_FORMID_FIELDID)

add_filter( 'gform_chainedselects_import_file_14_2', 'your_function_name', 10, 3 );


  • $import_file array

    An array of details for the file from which choices will be imported:

    • $url string The URL of the file to be imported.
    • $expiration int The number of seconds until the import file will be re-imported.
  • $form Form Object

    The form object.

  • $field Field Object

    The field object.


add_filter( 'gform_chainedselects_import_file', 'set_import_file', 10, 3 );
function set_import_file( $import_file, $form, $field ){
  $file_array = array(
	  'url' => 'http://localhost/',
	  'expiration' => 60
  return $file_array;


This code should be placed in the functions.php file of your active theme.

Source Code

This filter is located in GF_Chained_Field_Select::maybe_import_from_filter() in gravityformschainedselects/includes/class-gf-field-chainedselect.php.