A multiple select field is similar to a single select field; it allows you select predetermined options from a list. Unlike a single select field, however, you can select as many options as you'd like per cell.
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.
Each select option is displayed as a small token that can be removed by clicking the x.
You can reorder your multiple select options from within an expanded cell by clicking and dragging.
You can add, remove, and edit select options in the field customization menu.
You can change the order of the options as they appear in the field customization menu by clicking and dragging on the reorder icons, which appear when you mouse over the left-hand side of each select option.
As with single select, if you find yourself wanting to keep track of more things related to each select option, consider converting the multiple select field into a linked record field. Then, you can have a full record's worth of information for each option.
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