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Popup Select Box is an enhancement of the ordinary SelectBox. Instead of selecting from a generic drop-down list, the Popup Select Box allows you to select from a Datalist instead.


If you have thousands of selections to choose from, Popup Select Box is an ideal form element to use as you will be choosing from listing with pagination and search filter, improving loading speed and user experience.

Figure 1: Screenshot showing Popup Select Box in Form Builder

Figure 2: Screenshot showing Popup Select Box in actual Form

Figure 3: Screenshot showing Popup Select Box in actual Form - Performing selection

Figure 4: Popup Select Box Properties

IDElement ID (By declaring as "appeal_claim", a corresponding database table column "c_appeal_claim" will be created)
LabelElement Label to be displayed to end user.
Data ListData List to display for selection.
Display FieldField ID from the target Data List for eventual selected option label.

Figure 5: Popup Select Box Properties - Advanced Options

Default Value

Default Value when there's no existing value found/selected.

Hash variable is accepted here. For example, you may key the following

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#currentUser.firstName# #currentUser.lastName#

to pre-populate the field with current logged in user's name.

You may define multiple default options by separating them using semicolons.

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ID Field

Target Data List's column ID value to be saved as option value.

Default: id

Multiple Selection

Toggle Multiple Selection.

URL Request Parameters for Datalist

Refine the target Data List selections by defining the filter criteria here.

ParameterTarget Data List filter parameter name
Field IDCurrent form element field ID
Default ValueDefault Value for the search parameter

Attach a Validator plugin to validate the input value.

titleWhen will validation takes place?

Validation will takes place whenever form is submitted except when it is submitted as "Save as Draft".


Determines if the element is editable.

Display field as Label when readonly?

Displays the value of the element as plain text when element is set to "Readonly".

Select Button LabelSelect Button Label
Popup Dialog Height

Height in character

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Popup Dialog Width

Width in character

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Workflow Variable

If the form is part of a workflow process, upon saving of the form (by clicking on "Save as Draft" or "Complete" button). The value in this input field will be saved into the corresponding workflow variable named here.

titleUsing a non-existent Workflow Variable name

You will get the following warning with the name printed out (e.g. status) in the server log if you attempt to map to a non-existent Workflow Variable.

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context attribute status does not exist in process context - adding new attributes to the process context is not allowed