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List field

List field

Created by Contensis product team, last modified by r.bromley on 24 Sep 2020

The list field editor allows authors to select from a list of items. You specify these items in the List values text box found in the Editor tab of the Field Settings panel.

The type of list displayed will depend on whether you allow multiple selection. You can choose whether to show single selection lists as a radio button list or as a dropdown. Checkbox lists are always used when multiple selection is set.


A checkbox group of colours
A multiple selection checkbox list editor
A radio button list of colours
A single selection radio button list editor
A dropdown menu UI component
A single selection dropdown editor


Setting name Summary
Name A text label to identify the field in an entry.
Field ID A sanitised name to be used by the API.
Allow multiple items to be selected Allows an author to select multiple items in a list.
Read only Prevents authors from editing the field in the entry editor.

Supported validation

This field editor supports the following validation methods:


Common properties

Property name Summary
Content guidelines Provides guidance to an author for the expected content that the field should contain.

List values

Add items to the list field by typing a value and press the add button. List items can be ordered using drag and drop.