Creating multi select dropdown fields

Feature(s) impacted

I’m very wondering if I can configure a multi select dropdown menu without coding, using GUI of forestadmin

Observed behavior

I’m trying for multiple time configure multiselect dropdown menu for my project. It’s a crucial feature for choosing forestadmin like a baas. Creating/connecting own DB or using supabase integration with enum type for my fields do not provide the result. I’m not a developer so hardly can understand how to manage this little thing, so please explaine for the dummies how I should configure this field or how to create a smart action for this, and where.

Expected behavior

Possibility of creating multi select dropdown fields


  • Project name: test base
  • Team name: Operations
  • Environment name: production
  • Agent (forest package) name & version: 1.36.18
  • Database type: postgre
  • Recent changes made on your end if any: …

Hello @Oleg_A,

Thanks for reaching out :raised_hands:

To answer precisely, could you please tell me in what context do you wish to have this multi select dropdown:

  • In a record edition/creation, when editing a field that can take various values?
  • When triggering a smart action, if you want to enter an input value (that can take various values)?


Hi @adriguy , thanks for answering
First reason. I just need to have possibility to choose multiple option for some field while creating a record or editting.

Hi @Oleg_A,

Thanks for your answer.

To do what you want, you can simply go to the field settings (Edit Layout > Collection settings > Fields), pick the dropdown widget and set up the values you want.

If technically your field is an array, you’ll have a multi select dropdown out of the box.

Let me know!

Great! Many thanks for helping!

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