Learn how to use a dropdown to select from pre-set values within your Smart Form.

Use a Dropdown field if you want respondents to select an answer from a dropdown list. FormHero Builder comes with several ready-to-use lists, such as languages, provinces and countries.

Tip  You can also use Multi-Checkbox and Checkbox fields to create lists.



Field Settings


Enter the text you want to show in the answer field. This could be the question or a hint to help respondents fill in the field. When the respondent begins typing, the label moves above the field.

Select a Pick List
Choose a list, such as a list of languages, provinces, or countries.

Tip  Please contact FormHero for assistance creating custom lists.

Data Binding
Enter the data binding for the field. The data binding is used to label and store the information the respondent enters in this field.

Tip  For more information on how to name your data bindings, see Assign data bindings.


Enter a short hint to help explain the question. The hint appears below the answer field.

Info-bubble HTML
Enter more information to help explain the question. Users can view the info-bubble by hovering over an icon beside the answer field. You can use HTML tags to format the info-bubble content.

Multi-field Data Population
You can map the value respondents choose from the dropdown list to another field on your form. If respondents are selecting a single value from the list (such as a province or language), this isn’t necessary. If respondents are selected a more complex value (such as a branch name, number and address), you may want to map each item to a Short Text field. For detailed instructions, see Multi-field Data Population for the Combobox/Autocomplete field.

Make this field required
Respondents must answer the question to move to the next panel. Click the toggle switch to select this option.

Tip  An * is shown beside the question to indicate that it’s required. You can style the * using CSS.

Disable this field
The question is shown but respondents can’t edit the answer. For example, you may want to show an example answer. Click the toggle switch to select this option.
Disable when Prepopulated
The question is shown but users can’t edit the answer if the field has been prepopulated with data. For example, you may have captured the user’s city in a previous question and just want to display it here. Users can edit the answer if it hasn’t been prepopulated. Click the toggle switch to select this option.