[Skip to content]

Search our Site
Easysite Resource Centre
Multi Tier Drop Down

Multi Tier Drop Down

This element adds a multi choice element to a form, allowing the end user to select from a series of tiered lists. A typical example of the Multi Tier Drop Down in use is:

Forms multi tier dropdown screenshot

Multi Tier Drop Down Form Element

1. Drag and drop the Multi Tier Drop Down element into the appropriate location:

Forms module multi tier drop down element icon v7

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

Forms - Multi Tier Dropdown.PNG

3. Edit/configure:


Enter an appropriate label for the element.  

Friendly Label

If required, enter a Friendly label to be presented to an end user.

Aria label 

If required, enter an Aria Label, which is read out by assistive technology such as a screen reader.


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 of the answer box in percentage of the screen.


Check if required.

Mandatory Validation Message

 Enter an appropriate message. 

Use List

Select the appropriate tiered Shared List. This list will populate the list of answers.

Must Complete All Tiers 

Select if required.

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 allow the administrator to sort records by this field.

Include in Keyword Search

If required, check to make the element searchable.

Provide as Search Option

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

Expand Direction

 Select the required direction for the tiered list to expand:

Tiered list horizontal example





Forms multi tier dropdown screenshot






Multi-tier normalise example








Only use final selection in display mode

If required, check to show only the final answer selected when an administrator is reviewing submissions.

Article comments