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The Dropdown Column

Looking for a column where you can choose from a list of options? If you're looking for a way to show multiple options onto your boards, check out the dropdown column. 

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Adding the column

Add the Column by clicking the '+' to the right of your Columns and selecting "Dropdown" from the resulting menu like this:

 

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Note: If you do not see this column type in the resulting menu, click on the 'More columns' button to access the full column center and search for this column type.

 

How it works

Once your column is added, click inside the cell and add/edit your dropdown options. 

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To select multiple options from the dropdown menu, you can simply just select multiple options from the list. The number of dropdown options is unlimited!hehe.png

 

Keyboard shortcuts

  • ENTER: To create a new label or select the first label, simply press ENTER
  • CTRL (PC) or CMD (Mac): You can choose multiple options without closing the dialog by holding on CTRL (for PC users) or Command (for Mac users)
  • ESC: For closing the dialog

 

Copy/Paste to the dropdown column

If you have a list of labels that you'd like to transfer directly to the dropdown column, you can do that simply by copying the relevant labels from your Excel or Google Docs and paste it into the dropdown column.

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Deleting labels

To delete a label click on "add/edit label" and hover over the X option:

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Tip: You can use the dropdown column in our forms as well, check out more about forms here

 

Turning the dropdown column into tags

You can convert your dropdown column into tags. The tags created are based on the labels used in each cell of the dropdown. 🙌

To convert your dropdown column, click on change column type and then "tags" as below: 

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Once done, you dropdown column will turn into a tags column. 

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If you have any questions about this or anything else in this article, feel free to reach out to us at customer success at support@monday.com