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Add a Document Library “multi-select dropdown” column

    Question

  • I need to allow my users to select more than entry in a drop-down when adding a new file to the document library. I cannot use the checkbox feature because I have way to many entries.

    Is there a way to add a “multi-select drop-down” column?

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 5:23 PM

Answers

  • Hi ,

    According to your description, my understanding is that you want to add a multiple-values dropdown column in a library.

    You can add these entries into a list, then create a lookup column in your library, the lookup data is from the list, and select ‘Allow multiple values’, like the screenshot below:

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Wendy


    Wendy Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 7:56 AM
    Moderator

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  • You can have multi selection box but you have to move from one box to the selected box....i think this is what you can do OOTB, otherwise you can do customization to meet your requirement.


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    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 5:47 PM
  • What do you mean by "have to move from one box to the selected box"?
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 7:55 PM
  • Hi ,

    According to your description, my understanding is that you want to add a multiple-values dropdown column in a library.

    You can add these entries into a list, then create a lookup column in your library, the lookup data is from the list, and select ‘Allow multiple values’, like the screenshot below:

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Wendy


    Wendy Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 7:56 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Wendy

    Exactly what I needed

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:26 PM