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Dropdown Menu in a Form

Learn how to create a dropdown menu within your Adalo app! To get started, it’s helpful if you already have your databases setup within Adalo. For this tutorial, you can set up a database for “Recipes” and create properties for “Name” using the text property, “Food Image” using the image property, a relationship property to “Users” and select the last option where multiple recipes can belong to multiple users and multiple users can have multiple recipes. Next, create a new collection for “Categories” ー then add a text property and call it “Name.” Next to “Categories” in the left panel, click on “0 Records.” You will need to add records to your database that will be the options the user can select from within the dropdown menu on your form.

  1. Add a form component onto your app screen

  2. In the left panel, select “Recipes” in the first dropdown to connect the form to your “Recipes” database collection.

  3. From there, go to your database collection for Categories and setup a “relationship” with “Recipes” ー this will be a many to one relationship whereby a Recipe can have one Category, but a Category can have multiple Recipes. Click Save.

  4. Navigate back to the form then click on the left panel. Scroll down to Fields and click to “add visible field.” This will create the dropdown

  5. Navigate down the left panel to the Submit button. Click to “add an another action” to link the Recipes screen to the Categories screen so that you can see the Recipes that are added to the app.

  6. Once on the Categories screen, navigate to the left panel and search for “Image list.” After you drag that to your Categories screen, on the left panel, select Recipes in the dropdown menu to bind the database collection to your “Image list.”

  7. Scroll down the left panel and under “Text,” click to update the “Subtitle.” Remove “Subtitle” from the text line.

  8. Click on the “magic text symbol” then scroll to “Categories” and then select “Name.” This will interject the Categories name on the image list.

Preview your form and then you’re done! You’ve created a Dropdown Menu within a form on Adalo. 🎉 Cloneable App! 👀 → Link

Search Bar Tutorial

Learn how to use Search within your Adalo app! To get started, it will be easiest if you already have your database collections setup. For this tutorial, you will need one database collection called “Friends.” Inside of the collection, you need two properties: a text field for “name” and an image field for the collection. Inside of the collection you will need to add records. These records will be criteria that the user can search within your app. We’ve added 6 records of names and images, but you can add however many you would like.

  1. Navigate back to the Adalo Canvas and once you open the left panel, you will search “search list” under “Add Screen.” Drag that screen onto the _____.

  2. Click on the simple list on the app screen then navigate to the left panel. Under the first dropdown, choose your Database Collection called “Friends” to bind the list and the database together.

  3. Scroll down to filter and click “add another filter”

  4. Select “Name” then “Contains” then “Form Inputs > Search Term” - this will allow everything within your Database Collections to be displayed and the search results displayed as the user is typing.

  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the left panel and once you click on Subtitle, click the slider on the right side to turn it off.

  6. Next go to preview your app and test it out!

You just added Search to your Adalo app! 🎉 Cloneable App! 👀 → Link