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Cascading Custom Field Multi-select

Antoine Aug 26, 2016

Hello everyone, I am a bit annoyed because of a small problem ..
I created a custom field, type cascading and I would incorporate a multi-select  on the second list, someone would have a solution to this problem?

Hoping to have been clear, and understandable.

2 answers

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Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Aug 26, 2016

You'll need code to do that - I'm not aware of any add-ons that provide such a field directly.  This is not something you can bodge with javascript on a cascading select as the field physically stores a single option, you will need a new field type for it.

If you've got behaviours (from Script Runner add-on) or another add-on that can link fields, you could have a single-select and a multiselect linked together to behave a lot like a cascading multi-select.

Antoine Aug 26, 2016

Thank you for your detailed answer, I'll see what I can do, if it ends I will inform on this post.

Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Aug 26, 2016

By the way, Peter's answer has just made me realise that I have made an assumption that you wanted a particular result.

He's suggested the "multi level cascading select" - this is a good option, but still only has one value stored.  I've assumed you wanted to select many options in the second list.

In case that's not clear, let's say you look at a normal cascading select:

First column optionSecond column option
State

<none>

Ohio
Washington
Texas

County<none>
Berkshire
Northamptonshire
Lancashire

In this, you can only end up storing one value - a single one of the eight options in the second column

What I think you asked for is

col 1col 2
State

<none>

Ohio
Washington
Texas

County<none>
Berkshire
Northamptonshire
Lancashire

Storing several options together - County:Berkshire, County:Lancashire aand State:Ohio all in the same field.

What the Multi-level thing does is give you more layers.  But it still stores a single answer.

col 1col 2col 3col 4
    
Antoine Aug 26, 2016

What I am looking it would for example have in the end the values of "Washington" and "Ohio".

The first list will be a single select list, and the second list will be a multi-select list.

Tayyab Bashir Sep 06, 2016

Hi  Nic and Antoine,
I'm looking for a similar thing. 
Multi-level cascading on the second list (Given a single option in list 1, multiple options stored in list 2). Just like the County, Country example that Nic provided. 

Did you find a way to do it?
 

Antoine Sep 06, 2016

I have unfortunately found nothing

Kalpana Ramesh Sep 19, 2016

Hi. Are there any alternative ways to achieve this?

 

Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Sep 19, 2016

There are two ways I know of to do it, both given above.

Kalpana Ramesh Sep 19, 2016

Hi Nic, you suggest linking a select and a multi select list. 

How can that be done?

Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Sep 19, 2016

I'd go get one of my colleagues who knows how to configure Behaviours in the Script Runner

Kalpana Ramesh Sep 19, 2016

Yes, Thank you!

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Peter Geshev Aug 26, 2016

Hi Antoine,

There is no native way to do that, as the native cascading selects are not multiple.

Regards,

Peter

Antoine Aug 26, 2016

Thanks for your answer

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