Pick options from a list.

The Choice Component allows users to select an option from a predefined list.

Use case of the Choice component.

Adding and Setting up the Choice Component

  1. Add the static values to use for your choices to an existing table or create a new table for these values.

  2. In the Layout Editor, select the tab you want to edit.

  3. Select the plus (+) icon in the Components panel and add the Choice component.

  4. In the Write to field, select the column from your Data Source where you want user choices to be recorded.

  5. Select the source column that contains the options to be displayed. This column should contain a row for each value you want to display.

  6. For Values, choose the column that contains the options users will pick from. 

  7. If you'd like to display an image and/or alternate text in your choice, you can also configure the Images and Display as options.

  8. You can add a Label to the choice component to provide direction.

  9. You can also select a Style between Dropdown, Chips, and Radio Button. If you select the Dropdown style and your list of choices is over nine items, a search bar will automatically be added to allow people to search your choices.

NOTE: when used in a Form, the choice component is able to set a default value that pre-populates the field when the Form is opened.


  • You can limit the number of choices displayed.

  • You can set the choice to be Required. This means that the user will not be able to submit unless they've selected one of the options.

  • You can also configure Allow selecting multiple to let users select more than one of the options displayed (only in Forms). The multiple selections will be stored in your data source (in the column chosen as the Write to column) as a comma-separated value. This is particularly useful when you want to filter list items that include the users' selection(s).

    • Note that when allowing multiple selections, the choices must not contain commas. This is because the selections are stored as a comma-separated string, so choices containing commas are not compatible.

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