Deprecated - Custom Field Type: Select One – Multi-Level Combo

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Field Display

Edit Mode


View Mode


General Description

Displays up to three combo boxes linked by the selected value. When the user selects a value for the first combo box only the related values are displayed in the second combo box.

Field Options

Option Description Format
Custom Field ID The unique ID number associated with the custom field. Not Applicable
Field Type The list of available Field Types. @fieldtype@
Field Name The name of the field, used internally to reference the user's input; @fieldname@
Caption  The leading question or prologue before the field. @caption@
Display Order  The order (relative to other fields) in which this field is displayed. @displayorder@
Description Definition and general description of the custom field. Will not be displayed. @description@
  • Appear Mandatory: Makes the field appear as though it is a required field. Typically used in conjunction with browser scripts, JavaScript Validation or Submit Logic that perform validation.
  • Searchable: This field can be searched within the tracking application.
  • Track Changes: Keeps track of changes made to this field.
  • Disable Quick Edit: Disables this field from being selectable in Quick Edit on a List View.
  • Label Display: Determines the location of the field caption. Options include: Left of Field, Above Field, No Caption, Hide Caption. Note: this option was previously called Label Display. (See examples here.)
  • On New Record: Controls how the field should be displayed until record has been saved once.
    • Always Display: Field will be exposed both before and after the record is saved.
    • Hide on New Record: Field will be hidden until record is saved.
    • Only Show on New Record: Field will be exposed until record is saved, and then it will be hidden. This option is useful for fields that provide instructions for filling out forms before saving.
  • SmartField View - Include or exclude this field from SmartField Views (@SmartFields@) or only display this field for SmartField Views. See SmartField View for further details.

Special Options for Field

The values for the combo are setup as the primary value separated by the related secondary value by a “\”. Each value set is separated by a semi-colon.

Eg: Canada\Ontario;Canada\British Columbia;United States\California;United States\Texas;United Kingdom\South East;United Kingdom\North East;
  • Visibility Condition: See the Visibility Condition Wiki page.
  • Field Permission Matrix: See the Field Permission Matrix Wiki page.
  • Services: When services are enabled, the caption of the field will acquire a dotted underline. The services can be accessed by hovering your mouse over the field caption.
  • Enable Map Service: Enables the map icon Ps10.jpg that will launch the user’s selected map service (configured in Personal Settings) and display a map of the content of the field.
  • Enable People Search Service: Enables the people search icon Searchicon.png that will launch a variety of search services and display the contact details from those services.
  • Enable Organization Search Service: Enables the organization search icon Orgsearchicon.png that will launch a variety of search services and display the organization's details from those services.


In the example shown above two combo boxes are shown – one displaying countries and the other displaying states or regions. Depending on the value selected in the first combo box, a different set of values will be displayed in the second combo box.


  • By default Multi-Level Combo boxes display with space below the field. To reduce this space add a height (i.e. 50) to the Field Formatting Options section.