Add item to searchbox from the searchbox

Hi all,

I can’t figure out how to add an item to a field from a search box.

For example, the field to search is “Item” which contains Items 1 to 4.
I would like the user to be able to add “Item 5”.

Should I simply add an icon next to the searchbox with the workflow being something like when icon is clicked, create a new thing?


@simonbrun it might just be me but I can’t understand what you are trying to do. Any chance of screenshots or an editor link so someone can help.

Hi Patricia!

Yes of course:

So as you can see the search box contains multiple items. So for example, if the user starts typing “Item”, the items list is going to show up, and there are currently 4 items.

But let’s say the user wants to add an item, “Item 5”. What I would like the user to do to is type the item name/number in the search box, and allow them to add that item if it doesn’t exist yet.

First you need to tick the ‘Allow Items Not in the List’ checkbox

And then you can save the new item or do whatever you want with it by referring to


I hope that answers it for you.

Works like a charm. Thank you Patricia.

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