The User Typeahead and User Multiselect gadgets are integration gadgets and are similar in nature. The integration gadgets constitute a data connection service. These buttons connect the form editor to data that has been pre-populated through the Groups and Users Service or connects to data in other Kuali Build Apps. For more information, read the How to Use the Groups and Users Service article and/or How to Connect Data in Multiple Forms article.
The User Typeahead gadget 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 gadget creates a field that 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 gadgets on other gadgets' settings. This setting is unique to these two gadgets:
- 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)