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3098892 - Type ahead option for searching is missing in Multiselect fields (object/picklist)


When multiselect="true" for an object/picklist field, we are not able to use the type ahead option and search for a particular value.

Also, typing in alphabets does not jump to the respective values with the same starting alphabet but goes step wise.

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Reproducing the Issue

Access a job requisition, check for any fields (object/picklist) where the multiselect is enabled. (multiselect="true")

Dropdown the field and you can see there is no option for type ahead. 

Whereas fields where the multiselect="false"  there is an option to type in and then select the desired value.


Our Product Management team has confirmed that this is the expected behavior of the object/picklist fields where multiselect is enabled (multiselect="true")

To change this behavior in a future version of the system, please submit an enhancement request by following the instructions available in the article linked to this case :


We welcome inputs from customers to improve the functionality of our products. All enhancement requests are reviewed by our Product Management team and, if successful, are developed and implemented in a future product release.


multiselect field, multiselect="true", object, picklist, job requisition, type ahead, search, alphabets , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-JOB , Job Postings & Requisitions , Problem


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