Adding HTML Data Attributes to Dynamic Dropdown Field

By: Ian Nicholson | Asked: 10/08/2023
ForumsCategory: Code HelpAdding HTML Data Attributes to Dynamic Dropdown Field
Ian Nicholson asked 7 months ago

Hi,  I have a Dynamic DropDown field in a form. I want to add a custom HTML data attribute to each of the Dropdown's options. Something like the following:

<option value="1" data-custom_attr="value_1">Option 1</option>
<option value="2" data-custom_attr="value_2">Option 2</option>
<option value="3" data-custom_attr="value_3">Option 3</option>

What I'm looking for is a filter that will allow me to modify each option's html so I can add my data attributes.

I haven't been able to find a solution in the Formidable docs.

Can anyone help? Thanks in advance, Ian

1 Answers
Rob LeVineRob LeVine answered 7 months ago
There are only two ways I can think of accomplishing your goal:
  1. Instead of a dynamic field, use an HTML field that is a shortcode to a PHP program that generates the entire SELECT element including its options.  That seems like a major pain in the butt.
  2. Use jQuery to add the attributes to the select options.
Ian Nicholson replied 7 months ago

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your input. Since posting my question I have been looking at a different approach to what I need to achieve. I think I'm going to abandon the Data Attributes idea and instead use a hidden lookup field that gets the data I need when the Dynamic Dropdown option is changed client side.

Cheers, Ian

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