Dropdown Fields

Dropdown fields give you a dropdown input.

# Settings

Dropdown fields have the following settings:

  • Dropdown Options — Define the label and value for each option that will be displayed in the menu.

If you change the underlying value of an option that is used by existing entries, Craft will select the designated default option the next time one of those elements is edited.

Consider using the appropriate resave/* console commands to migrate existing data to your new value:

php craft resave/entries --section mySection --set myDropdownField --to "={{ object.myDropdownField.value == 'oldValue' ? 'newValue' : object.myDropdownField.value }}"

# Development

# Querying Elements with Dropdown Fields

When querying for elements that have a Dropdown field, you can filter the results based on the Dropdown field data using a query param named after your field’s handle.

Possible values include:

Value Fetches elements…
'foo' with a foo option selected.
'not foo' without a foo option selected.
['foo', 'bar'] with either a foo or bar option selected.
['not', 'foo', 'bar'] without either a foo or bar option selected.
{# Fetch entries with the 'foo' option selected #}
{% set entries = craft.entries()
  .all() %}

# Working with Dropdown Field Data

If you have an element with a Dropdown field in your template, you can access its data using your Dropdown field’s handle:

{% set value = entry.myFieldHandle %}

That will give you a craft\fields\data\SingleOptionFieldData (opens new window) object that contains the field data.

To show the selected option, output it as a string, or output the value (opens new window) property:

{{ entry.myFieldHandle }} or {{ entry.myFieldHandle.value }}

To see if an option is selected, use the value (opens new window) property:

{% if entry.myFieldHandle.value %}

To show the selected option’s label, output the label (opens new window) property:

{{ entry.myFieldHandle.label }}

To loop through all of the available options, iterate over the options (opens new window) property:

{% for option in entry.myFieldHandle.options %}
  Label:    {{ option.label }}
  Value:    {{ option }} or {{ option.value }}
  Selected: {{ option.selected ? 'Yes' : 'No' }}
{% endfor %}

# Saving Dropdown Fields

If you have an element form, such as an entry form (opens new window), that needs to contain a Dropdown field, you can use this template as a starting point:

{% set field = craft.app.fields.getFieldByHandle('myFieldHandle') %}

<select name="fields[myFieldHandle]">
  {% for option in field.options %}
    {% set selected = entry is defined
      ? entry.myFieldHandle.value == option.value
      : option.default %}

    <option value="{{ option.value }}"
      {% if selected %}selected{% endif %}
      {{ option.label }}
  {% endfor %}