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Select multiple items from lookup field

  Asked By: Ronald    Date: Mar 12    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2807

Is there a way to select multiple items in a lookup field? I have a list of 350 items that users need to be able to select one to 15 selections from. OOTB, the only choice is the checkbox option, but with 350 items, the scrolling is less than desirable.

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Answer #1    Answered By: Cheryl Kelley     Answered On: Mar 12

Not OOB. You could fix it up with a little help from a CEWP.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Kalyan Pujari     Answered On: Mar 12

I am all ears.

If you have a posting about this somewhere, please shoot me the link.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Jagdish Joshi     Answered On: Mar 12

I don't have a post and unfortunately I don't have time right now. But
here is the idea.

Given that you have a collection of checkboxes, you write some
JavaScript to encapsulate them within a div that has a
style="overflow:auto".

OR, iterate the collection of checkboxes and convert them to options in
select  list, or several columns of checkboxes, or whatever
presentation you want. Be careful to preserve the IDs of the checkboxes
for postback or create hidden input elements with the same IDs that
represent the selections that the user has made within your custom
presentation.

 
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