icon Multiple Choice

The Multiple Choice field allows to select one or more options from a predefined list of options.

This page contains a detailed description of the field properties and JavaScript samples which you can use with this field.

Multiple Choice field

Common Properties

Multiple Choice Properties

Here you can find properties specifically related to the Multiple Choice field.


Stores a list of options. Each option should be on a new line, as shown here:

Static list options


Specify the layout of the options. By default, the options are grouped into three columns.

Columns property

JavaScript framework

In this section, you can find basic examples of how to work with the field using JavaScript.

For more examples, check out Working with form fields in JavaScript article. If you are not familiar with the JavaScript framework, get started with the JavaScript basics.


The field is only accessible once the form is rendered, so all calls to the field must be inside fd.spRendered event:

    //make field required
    fd.field('Field1').required = true;

Get or set field value

Get or set the Multiple Choice field value:

//return field value as an array of strings

//set field value
fd.field('Field1').value = ['Item 1', 'Item 2'];

Handle change event

Execute a function when a field value has been changed:

fd.field('Field1').$on('change', function(value) {
    //log changes to browser's console
    console.log('New value: ' + value);

Make field required

Make a field required or optional:

//make field required
fd.field('Field1').required = true;

//make field not required
fd.field('Field1').required = false;

Disable field

Make a field non-editable. The field value can still be changed with JavaScript and saved:

//disabled field
fd.field('Field1').disabled = true;

//enable field
fd.field('Field1').disabled = false;

Get HTML element

Access HTML element inside the field in order to modify it, hide it, or do something else.

//access field's control
var htmlField = fd.field('Field1').$el;

//access field's block, which includes title and control
var htmlFullField = fd.field('Field1').$parent.$el;

Hide field

Hide a field from a user. The field value can still be accessed and changed with JavaScript:

//hide field
fd.field('Field1').hidden = true;

//show field
fd.field('Field1').hidden = false;

Allow custom values

Define whether a user is allowed to enter a custom value that is not included in the list of options.

//turn on custom values
fd.field('Field1').allowUserValue = true;

//turn off custom values
fd.field('Field1').allowUserValue = false;

Change field options

Change the Multiple Choice field options:

fd.field('Field1').options = ['New option 1', 'New option 2', 'New option 3'];

Limit number of selectable options

You can limit the number of selectable options with field validation:

//prevent user from selecting more than 3 options
    name: 'Field1 options validation',
    error: 'No more than 3 options',
    validate: function(value){
        if(value.length > 3){
            return false;
        return true;


Specify the number of columns by which the options will be grouped:

//group by 2 columns
fd.field('Field1').columnsNumber = 2;