Using dynamic data attachment to populate choice lists for select_one and select_multiple fields

Hi everyone,

Now that we have the feature of dynamic data attachment to synchronize data from separate projects, I’m wondering if we can use this feature to populate choice lists for the select-one and select-multiple questions as an alternative to updating external files in order to add new choices. The current documentation page for (Dynamic Data Attachments shows how to use it similar to how you would use the pulldata() function (e.g., dynamically selecting an answer from a choice list based on a match from a unique identifier).

What I would like to achieve is, for example, a Tags field (select-multiple) in which the options in the choice list are populated from answers submitted in a text field name Tag in another form. Have anyone tried something like this? I’ll be grateful for any hints on whether this is possible.

Welcome to the community, @fpichardom! We will explore this possibility and update our support article soon. Thank you for brining this through the community.

Also please be informed that I am linking your post with our other post to keep track of your suggestions.

Happy new year everyone!

Any updates on this @Kal_Lam ?

It should take time @paani! We will update you through the community announcement if we do have any.

I am also looking for the same. it will solve a big hurdle in suveys

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This post has attracted my attention as the most important issue of how to lookup choices from the parent form,

Any update or scheduled release on this topic?

Thank you

@Kal_Lam hey there, quick ping to check if there’s been any progress on this topic? It would be a really useful thing to have, to be able to use dynamic data attachments not just for pulldata but also for select_one / select_multiple questions

@yjouanique, you should be able to dynamically link your projects with select_one or select_multiple question types. Sorry if I misunderstood your query.

Hmm, I’m not sure I understand the answer :slight_smile:

My question was essentially the same as the original post: can we use data from the linked parent project as a source for the options in a select_one / select_multiple question? If yes, then what is the syntax? My attempts have not worked, including trying with select_one_external / select_one_from_file

Dynamic data attachments are a really cool feature, but without the ability to use it in choice questions, I think its usefulness is considerably lower…

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OK. I now got your query clearly. Sorry to inform you that this feature is still not available.

Can we raise this as a feature request @Kal_Lam ? It looks like we’re almost there, and it would be so useful…

Great! @yjouanique, I have changed this post to a suggestion box. Maybe you could VOTE for it to make it a reality in the near future.