Ability to search for a CMS item in a single-reference field

In the editor when using a single reference field that has potentially hundreds of available options listed in a dropdown menu, scrolling through to find the one that you want is a really bad experience. Being able to type to narrow down the options shown in the dropdown would be wonderful.

  • Darren Squashic
  • Jun 29 2017
  • Hamish Maclean commented
    February 14, 2018 07:00

    This is quite nasty as it is. There is major likelihood of duplicate references being created.

    The same issues exists for adding google fonts.

  • Matthew P Munger commented
    May 15, 2018 23:19

    Exactly! I have hundreds of items to scroll through. In my mind this should function just like a multi-ref in the CMS except that you're limited to adding a single item. No reason for two different UIs.

    My theory is that the single-ref evolved from the drop down element. Then when multi-ref came along it required a different UI but single-ref was never updated to match.

  • Adam Murray commented
    08 Apr 23:11

    Another vote for this, especially now we have eCommerce, linking a related product when you have 300 to choose from or similar with blog entries is now becoming painful. I would use a mutli-reference field but the CMS linking in the designer stops my ability to access related information if I use a multi-reference. Happy to share a link via DM if anyone is interested in seeing this issue.