Autopopulating Dropdown Fields with Autocomplete Enabled

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By: Jonathansav
Created: 12/14/2018
Difficulty: Intermediate

Autopopulating Dropdown Fields with Autocomplete Enabled

×Warning: This tutorial was created 1948 days ago. Some of the information may be out of date with more recent versions of Formidable. Please proceed with caution and always perform a backup before adding custom code.

When autocomplete is enabled on a dropdown field, your standard code will not work to autopopulate it.

If you insert any kind of javascript that intends to alter a dropdown field which has autocomplete enabled, the following code snippet has to be added in order for any changes to be reflected:


where item meta[123] is the dropdown field which you are trying to alter.

That little snippet is required for not just conditionally selecting a default value, but also for conditionally hiding / showing certain dropdown options, etc.

Hope this saves you some time!

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