The User Typeahead and User Multiselect fields are Advanced Fields and are similar in nature. Advanced Fields allow you to connect to other data sources. They may require API integrations to be added in Kuali Build. Your IT Department may be able to facilitate this for you.
The User Typeahead field creates a look-up field that searches as your user types for other users that have been pre-populated by System Groups and Users.
The User Multiselect field allows for the selection of multiple users that have been pre-populated by the System Groups and Users.
You have seen most of the Advanced Settings for the User Typeahead and User Multiselect fields on other field settings (see What settings are available in the Form's Configuration Panel?). The following setting, however, is unique to these two fields:
- When a user is selected, add this to their name: Often you may have multiple names in the system that are identical, because they are so common (e.g. John Smith). You may want to make it easier for your users to distinguish which person they are referring to. You can do this by selecting one of these options to be displayed with the individual's name:
- Nothing (name only)
- Username (for example, John Smith jsmith)
- Email (for example, John Smith firstname.lastname@example.org)