Please note, these gadgets will soon be deprecated. We recommend using the Data Lookup (Single Item), Data Lookup (List), or Data Multiselect gadgets instead (see Smart Gadgets: Data Lookup (Single Item), Data Lookup (List), and Data Multiselect).
The User Typeahead and User Multiselect gadgets are Advanced Gadgets 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 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 allows for the selection of multiple users that have been pre-populated by Kuali Groups and Users.
You have seen most of the available gadget settings for the User Typeahead and User Multiselect gadgets on other gadget settings (see What settings are available in the Form's Configuration Panel?). The Add extra user details setting, however, is unique to these two gadgets.
By enabling the toggle button under Add extra user details, the following setting appears.
- 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 email@example.com)