This filter can be used to modify the HTML content of the list field column input tag.


add_filter( 'gform_column_input_content', 'your_function_name', 10, 6 );

You can also target a specific column by adding the form id, field id and column number after the hook name. (format: gform_column_input_content_FORMID_FIELDID_COLUMN)

//This filter declaration targets the third column of the field whose id is 9 in form whose id is 21
add_filter( 'gform_column_input_content_21_9_3', 'your_function_name', 10, 6 );


  • $input string

    The current HTML content of the List field column

  • $input_info array

    The input info array to be filtered, in the following format:

            'type' => 'select',
            'choices' => 'First Choice,Second Choice'
        // OR, if values need to be specified for each choice, the following format can also be used:
            'type' => 'select',
            'choices' => array(
                array( 'text' => 'First Choice', 'value' => 'First' ),
                array( 'text' => 'Second Choice', 'value' => 'Second' )

  • $field Field Object

    Current field.

  • $text string

    Current column name.

  • $value string

    Currently entered/selected value for the column’s input.

  • $form_id integer

    ID of current form.


This example changes the third column of the list field to a textarea. To display the value on the entry in the admin, make sure you include using $value in the appropriate location for your tag creation.

add_filter( 'gform_column_input_content_21_9_3', 'change_column3_content', 10, 6 );
function change_column3_content( $input, $input_info, $field, $text, $value, $form_id ) {
    //build field name, must match List field syntax to be processed correctly
    $input_field_name = 'input_' . $field->id . '[]';
    $tabindex = GFCommon::get_tabindex();
    $new_input = '<textarea name="' . $input_field_name . '" ' . $tabindex . ' class="textarea medium" cols="50" rows="10">' . $value . '</textarea>';
    return $new_input;


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

Source Code

This filter is located in GF_Field_List::get_list_input() in includes/fields/class-gf-field-list.php

Last modified: October 4, 2017