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This element provides the user with the option to select the most appropriate answer from a drop-down list, for example:

Directory builder module dro down example screenshot v7

1.Drag and drop the Dropdown element into the appropriate location:

Drop down box icon

2. Configure the element. The following view will be presented:

Directory builder module define question screenshot

 3. Edit/Configure:


Enter an appropriate question.


Select whether the question and answers are displayed in two separate columns, or whether the answers sit under the question as rows in a single column.

Physical Width      

Enter the width in percentage of the page for the element.


If required, check to make completion of the field mandatory.

Show in Detail Page    

Check to ensure the element and the data is displayed when reviewing an individual record.

Show As

Select if the element and the responses are to render in the Records view when managing responses. If the element is to display select whether or not is displays as a link to the full response.


If required, check to make responses orderable by this element.

Include Keyword Search 

If required, check to make the element searchable.

Provide as a Search Option 

If required, check to provide a dedicated search option for this field.

Show Key Value/Pair    

Checking this option shows both the field name and the corresponding value on the detail page. Unchecking will show only the value.

Click Update Element to save.

4.Click Answers

Directory builder module add answers screenshot v7

5. Enter an appropriate answer, and click Save Answer:

Note: checking Default Answer presents the selected answer to the user as a default.

If required, use the Up/Down arrows to change the order.

6. Click Complete


Dropdown, Radio Buttons and Checkboxes are interchangeable. Click into the Type Tab  to reformat the question and answers to the appropriate option.