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object-dropdown

Overview

Version compatibility
  • object-dropdown is supported in all versions of the JourneyApps Container and Runtime.
  • It received several functional updates in version 4.84.0 of the JourneyApps Runtime, including the ability to bind to an array, which allows a user to select multiple options.
The object-dropdown UI component lists objects from a database query or array for selection by the user. Once an object, or multiple objects (since runtime version 4.84.0) are selected, they can be stored as a field, or used to further your app's workflow.

Basic Example

Binding a single object

main.view.xml
<var name="countries" type="query:country" />
<!-- OR -->
<var name="countries" type="array:country" />
<var name="selected_country" type="country" />
<object-dropdown label="Country of residence" query="countries" bind="selected_country" required="false" />
main.js
function init() {
view.countries = DB.country.all();
// OR
view.countries = DB.country.all().toArray();
}

Binding multiple objects

main.view.xml
<var name="countries" type="query:country" />
<!-- OR -->
<var name="countries" type="array:country" />
<var name="selected_countries" type="array:country" />
<object-dropdown label="Country of residence" query="countries" bind="selected_countries" required="false" />
main.js
function init() {
view.countries = DB.country.all();
// OR
view.countries = DB.country.all().toArray();
}
A selected option in the object-dropdown component:
List of options in the object-dropdown component:
Note
By default, when 12 or more options are listed in an object-dropdown a search box appears at the top of the list of options. It can be used to more efficiently find an option. See the search-controls reference for more information.

Standard Attributes

bind

Example - bind to a single object:
main.view.xml
<var name="countries" type="query:country" />
<var name="selected_country" type="country" />
<object-dropdown label="Country of residence" placeholder="Select a country" query="countries" bind="selected_country" required="false" />

Example - bind to an array:

Version compatibility
Binding an object-dropdown to an array was introduced in version 4.84.0 of the JourneyApps Runtime.
main.view.xml
<var name="countries" type="query:country" />
<var name="selected_countries" type="array:country" />
<object-dropdown label="Previous countries of residence" placeholder="Select all that apply" query="countries" bind="selected_countries" required="false" />

label

query

Required
Default: unset
query contains the name of the database query or array variable to populate the objects in the object-dropdown.
<var name="countries" type="query:country" />
<!-- OR -->
<var name="countries" type="array:country" />
<object-dropdown query="countries" bind="selected_country" required="false" />

required

Advanced Attributes

align-content

Version compatibility
align-content was introduced in version 4.84.0 of the JourneyApps Runtime.

align-dialog-content

Optional
Type: center | left | right
Default: center
Version compatibility
align-dialog-content was introduced in version 4.84.0 of the JourneyApps Runtime.
Specifies how the content of the list of options dialog should be aligned. This includes the display value of each option, as well as the header text of the dialog.
<object-dropdown label="Country of residence" align-dialog-content="left" query="countries" bind="selected_country" />

align-label

dialog-title

Optional
Type: string
Default: "Choose an option"
Version compatibility
dialog-title was introduced in version 4.84.0 of the JourneyApps Runtime.
Header text of the dialog that displays the list of options of the object-dropdown.
<object-dropdown label="Country of residence" dialog-title="Choose the country of residence" query="countries" bind="selected_country" />

disabled

display

Optional
Type: string
Default: The <display/> tag of the object as defined in the app's data model
Specifies the display value of each option in the object-dropdown list. Can be a static string, a format string or a JS/TS function.
schema.xml
<model name="country" label="Country">
<field name="name" label="Name" type="text:name"/>
<field name="population" label="Population" type="integer"/>
<display>{name}</display>
</model>
<!-- Here the display value for each option is the country's name and population, separated by a "-" -->
<object-dropdown label="Country of residence" display="{name} - {population}" query="countries" bind="selected_country" required="true" />

empty-message

Version compatibility
empty-message was introduced in version 4.84.0 of the JourneyApps Runtime.
Optional
Type: string (static text, a format string or the return value of a JS/TS function)
Default: unset
Text that is displayed if no options are available to list once the user opens the object-dropdown.

icon-position

Version compatibility
icon-position was introduced in version 4.86.1 of the JourneyApps Runtime.

label-case

Version compatibility
label-case was introduced in version 4.84.0 of the JourneyApps Runtime.

label-color

modifier-text

Version compatibility
modifier-text was introduced in version 4.84.0 of the JourneyApps Run

on-change

placeholder

search-controls

Optional
Type: auto | none | show
Default: auto
Version compatibility
search-controls was introduced in version 4.84.0 of the JourneyApps Runtime.
Set the visibility of the search box of the object-dropdown component. auto shows the search box when the list of options contains 12 options or more. none never shows the search box, and show always shows the search box at the top of the list of options.
<object-dropdown label="Country of residence" query="countries" bind="selected_country" search-controls="show" />

show-if and hide-if