Last updated September 11, 2013. Created on December 10, 2012.
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User Interface

Note: A lot of this functionality is only available in the 2.x version.

The Improved Multi Select module replace the default multi-select boxes with two panel list and search. The first panel holds the options that are available, and the second panel holds the options that have been selected. Two panels are separated by "add" and "remove" buttons. You can select an item from the first box, click the "add" button, and add it to the second box. Likewise, you can select an item from the second box, click the "remove" button, and it goes back into the unselected box. Re-Ordering buttons allow users to move items that have been selected up and down.
Improved Multi Select

A search box allows users to quickly filter the left column to find items. Admins can decide how precise users need to be when entering searches. Options include Exact Match, All Words, and Any Words. For each option, admins can decide if they want to allow partial words.
Search

Grouping allows users to drill down by category to find items. This is especially useful when the user has a large list of items to select from.
Grouping

Grouping works with search to enable cross-filtering.
Cross Filtering

Admin Interface

Choose between "Replace all multi-select lists" or "Replace multi-select lists on specific page." Enter one path per line to specify pages.
Replace Multi Select lists

"Filter functionality" allows admins to decide how precise users need to be when entering searches. Options include Exact Match, All Words, and Any Words. For each option, admins can decide if they want to allow partial words.
Filter Functionality

If "Allow re-ordering of selected items" is unchecked, the "Move up" and "Move Down" buttons will be removed. Also, if this box is unchecked, items will be added in the same order as they appear in the left column, as opposed to being added in the order they were selected.
Re-Ordering

When "Reset filter when selecting a group" is checked, the search box and groups will work independently of one another. If checked, clicking on a group will clear the current search. If unchecked, the search box and groups can be used together for cross-filtering.
Reset filter when selecting a group

"Button Text" allows admins to customize the text or symbols for Add/Remove and re-ordering buttons
Button Text

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Comments

vramiguez’s picture

I've been using this module and it is great!! However, I have a big problem. I need to be able to order the selection but haven't been able to find how to set up the ordering. In the configuration page for this module, doesn't appear the checkbox to allow re-ordering of selected items.

Actually, what I need is to flip the ordering.

I would appreciate any guidance. Thanks and great module!

MariaIoann’s picture

I was not able to find the "Filtering Functionality" section for Improved Multi Select mentioned above? Where do I find it? Thank you in advance.

MariaIoann’s picture

Hmmm I'm using the 1.2 version, maybe it's included in the 2.0