[development] combo box

Stefan Borchert stefan at borchert.cc
Wed Dec 2 21:35:16 UTC 2009

Jeff Greenberg schrieb:
> Hi. I have a new site to do, and (so far) there are 3 things I haven't 
> done before in Drupal. I'll make each a different message so the thread 
> doesn't get confused.
> The first one is what  is/used-to-be? called a combo box. That is, a 
> select box that also allows one to type in an entry if none of the 
> options will do. In terms of the operation of a normal combo, the issue 
> is that while I can put a text box above a select, and when submitted, 
> take the selected option, if one, or the text box contents, if any, 
> normally a combo will take an option selection and deposit that text in 
> the text-box portion, in case you want to edit it.

You may want to try the module "Node reference create" [1]. It will seem 
to be overkill but does exactly fit your requirements.
The dropdown would be an autocomlete textfield with a list of node 
titles (of a specific content type you should create for this purpose). 
If you enter the title of a node that doesn't exists it will be created 
for you.



[1] http://drupal.org/project/noderefcreate

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