A single select field is ideal when you want to be able to select a single option from a preset list of options. When you edit a cell in a single select field, you will be presented with an autocomplete menu. You can select the desired option from the dropdown menu, or type to narrow down the list of options.
You can add, remove, and edit select options in the field customization menu.
You can also reorder the select options from within the field configuration menu by clicking and dragging on the reorder icons, which appear when you mouse over the left-hand side of each select option.
You can also create a new select option without going to the field configuration menu by typing in the name of the option you'd like to create and selecting the "+ Create a new option named" button.
If you find yourself wishing that you could store additional information related to each select option, consider converting the single select field into a linked record field. Then, you can have a full record for each option.
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