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Designing Screens - Working with Pick List

The Select Block component or <select> element is often used within screen input to allow users to choose from a list of options. It is also called as “Pick List”. It can contains one or more <option> elements, each representing an item in the list. This input method is suitable for situations where there's a limited and predefined set of options ensuring that the user selects a valid choice from that set.

Select lists are favored over radio buttons in HTML forms for single-option selection from a larger set of choices, especially when space efficiency is crucial. They provide a compact and organized presentation, taking up less screen space and maintaining a clean appearance. Select lists are particularly useful when dealing with a substantial number of options and when a default or placeholder option is needed to prompt user interaction. Their ease of styling and customization further enhances their versatility, making them a preferred choice for achieving a consistent and visually appealing form design.

Insert Pick List or Select Block to Screen

After clicking on Edit Screen or creating a new screen (or form). To add pick list inside the container:

  1. Put cursor onto where the Pick List should be added

  2. Click on </> Select Block on the left side bar

  3. A pick list with 3 options will appear inside the container.


Setup Select Block

Select Block element

On the Select Block element, it’s possible to:

  • Add more options by clicking on Add Option button

  • Modify option by clicking edit of that option

  • Modify attributes like Name and Label to explain what the picklist is about

    • Name: variable name of that Select Block. After setting a variable, the value of the variable will depends on the value of the option, whichever option have been chosen.

    • Label: input content for instruction or label the Select Block, to guide users what to choose here

Modifying option list can be done one by one clicking on edit of that option. Then <option> element is selected.

Option element

  • Label: display name of the value and reflect instantly on screen for users to see

  • Value: a short and memorable text to use later in the flow, if the option is selected by users, it will be understood that “selectVar=audi”. This is case sensitive.

  • Selected: can be pre-defined with "true" or "false". If true, this Select Block will automatically select ‘Audi’

Adding/removing listed options:

  • Adding additional options can be done on the Select Block element from the breadcrumb > Click on 'Add option' on the top of the right pane

  • Removing options can be done by: select that Option element using edit > Click on the trash can icon on the top of the right pane.

Extensive use cases of Select Block

Populate dynamic content to Option:

As an example, if the template contains a collection of items, for example, list of optional Opportunity Product Items retrieved with relatedList called ‘cars’, as below:

List of items (cars)





Audi Etron




Tesla Model X




Mercedes EQS



  1. Follow the instructions described in 'Set up Select Block' section to set up a pick list.

  1. Click on Edit of an Option to modify its attribute

  2. To populate the above selections to the screen, Content Commands of the <option> element is used

  • If Content attribute is used, it will overwrite the Label attribute below with dynamic content

  • Enter the collection name ‘cars’ in the Repeat attribute

  • Give Repeat:Variable any name, for example 'i' in this case

  • Provide dynamic content in Value attribute to populate the value of SelectBlock after users have selected it. For example, if users select ‘Tesla Model X' in the screen, the template will resolve selectCar=00076CARXXXXXXXXX2

Test run the template will show the below screens


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