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You'll find the select and multi-select elements in the Add panel: Select elements in the WeWeb add panel

Select filters 101

In the video below, we explain how to use the select element to filter a list of phone calls based on how long they lasted:

00:00 - Understanding component variables
01:10 - Configuring selectable options (label != value)
02:29 - Filtering the list based on the option selected by the user
04:15 - Outro

Dynamic options

In the example above, we "hard-coded" the options displayed in the select element.

This is a great approach if you know your options will rarely change. However, depending on your use case, you might want to display dynamic options.

For example, if you're a car rental company with new locations opening or closing regularly, you might want to bind the select element to data in a collection:

Better UX & performances

WeWeb's select element comes with advanced options which can boost the UX and performances of your web app, including but not limited to:

  • allow users to search through items (not just scroll)
  • limit number of options displayed and enable infinite scrolling to boost performances
  • decide to close or leave the select options open after selection


In the video below, we explain how you can filter a collection based on values selected by the user in a multi-select dropdown: