We have a circumstance where we have a multi select custom field with around 200 options. We then have this field loaded into a Drupal webform (for this project we need to use Webforms).

The standard Drupal Webform field options only allow either a CTRL click multi select or radio buttons, neither of which will work with that many options.

We have also tried a module called Chosen (https://www.drupal.org/project/chosen) but have failed to get this to work with the Webform. Has anyone got any experience of getting Chosen working with Webforms or an alternative approach?


  • Does Multiselect work with Webform? Even then, this sounds like bad UX; an autocomplete widget or hierarchical select might be better.
    – choster
    Jan 26, 2016 at 15:24
  • Agree that Chosen is the way to go -- if you can't get it working with a standard Drupal Webform, you may want to post this in the Drupal StackExchange. (This issue may be related: drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/129489/… )
    – Laryn
    Jan 26, 2016 at 16:28

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I've written a small module that allows you to use the select2 widget on your webforms:



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