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How to create a dropdown list in a template?

Christian Waidner Jan 30, 2018

I want to create a dropdown list in a template for a user to fill out.

This article from ancient times mentions, that Confluence is able to do this: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONF42/Form+Field+Markup+for+Templates

In the current template editor I am not able to create a list or find documentation on how to do this. $VAR is working, but creates only a text field.

=> How do I create dropdowns (or radios or other specific fields) without using add-ons?

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Stephen Deutsch Jan 30, 2018

Hi Christian,

while editing the template, click on the variable $VAR and you should get a pop-up with three different options, "Text", "Multiline Text", and "List". Choose "List" and type the options that you want to have for the dropdown list separated by commas. For example, you could write:

option 1,option 2,option 3

and then once you save you should have a dropdown list in your template where you can choose between option 1, option 2, and option 3.

Christian Waidner Jan 30, 2018

Thanks - I hadn't thought of this as I'm an avid keyboard user.

Hello Stephen,

if i implement it like this, i can select the dropdown list value when creating the site.

When the page has been created, no dropdown list exists.

I want to have a dropdown list within a table?

Like Pavel Chuyko likes this
EPS Software Engineering AG Aug 10, 2018 • edited May 10, 2019

Hello,

Our Easy Dropdown Menu could be a solution for you. You can find it on the Marketplace.

Regards,
Stephan (CEO of EPS Software Engineering, the vendor of the Easy Dropdown Menu)

Anna Olenberg Nov 08, 2018

Hello Stephen, 

your suggestion worked limitedly for me. 

As soon as the page with the variable is published (out from Template wizard), I cant change the value any more. Is there any help/alternative for this?

Thanks in advance, 

greetings Anna

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