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Integrates Backdrop autocomplete and select fields with the Select2 jQuery library.

Note: There is a core feature request to integrate Select2 in core.


  • Enhancing native selects with search.
  • Enhancing native selects with a better multi-select interface.
  • Loading data from JavaScript: easily load items via ajax and have them
  • Nesting optgroups: native selects only support one level of nested. Select2
    does not have this restriction.
  • Tagging: ability to add new items on the fly.
  • Working with large, remote datasets: ability to partially load a dataset
    based on the search term.
  • Paging of large datasets: easy support for loading more pages when the
    results are scrolled to the end.
  • Templating: support for custom rendering of results and selections.


Configuration and Usage

  • Go to Configuration > User Interface > Select2 to find all the configuration options.

More details may be found (or added) in the Wiki


Bugs and Feature requests should be reported in the Issue Queue

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This project is GPL-2.0 (or later) software. See the LICENSE.txt file in this
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