I read in another tread that the ability to select multiple items in a dropdown list was in development. Does anyone know if that is available now?
Here at Smartsheet, we use Smartsheet for pretty much everything. We are acutely aware (mostly) of the pain points and missing functionality that you, our valued Community members, discuss here as well.The inability to select multiple options from a dropdown column has been one of the most agonizing, irritating, functional gaps when using Smartsheet.
Over the past 7 months, our team of development engineers, plus ux experts, quality assurance engineers, and product, used Smartsheet to coordinate impeccable timing with almost every other internal team at Smartsheet, including mobile, automation, forms, and reporting, to deliver some long-awaited news.
I’m very very pleased to announce a brand new column, available to everyone, today.
In the column options, you'll find Dropdown (Multi Select).
Thank you for your patience, user stories, and feedback.
Unfortunately, it isn't possible yet. A possible workaround could be to use the Google Form integration or similar.
I hope this helps you!
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I opted for creating several columns with a Check boxes.
Happy to help!
Multiple selections in a field are something I need for assigning multiple people or resources. The checkbox works for a temporary solution, but it doesn't look as elegant as a multi-selection would.
I don't know if you're aware that it's possible now to have multiple contacts in a contact column. Did you know? Does it help?
Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment.
Have a fantastic week!
Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting
I use the Google form integration for this. Works very well.I also change the form theme so it is close in appearance to a Smartsheet webform and the crews don't notice the difference Information is transferred across in the format I want and I can use the Alerts & Notifications in Smartsheet to keep everyone informed of the updates.
I've submitted this as a Product Enhancement Request, as well. This is a very straight-forward feature. We can see they have the capability to offer it because it's almost identical to the functionality of the Contact List column type.
I also need this feature. It seems to have been on the roadmap for a long time. Does anyone know when this might be available?
Yep, would be a nice addition. Is there a way to vote-up this or other suggestions? (aside from "liking" this post)
What's the latest update on this functionality?
Also interested in an update...
Need this - like today!
Also interested in an update.
I haven't even officially started using Smartsheet and I already want this. Huge limitation for something that claims to be so robust.
I, too, would love an update the ability to multi-select dropdown list items. Works great in the multiple contacts field. Is this currently on the roadmap?