UI-select component

The UI-select component is a single select/multiple select component that enables the selection of a collection of items. It extends all abstract configuration and can be configured in two modes:

  • Single - checkbox isn’t displayed
  • Multiple - checkboxes are displayed

Configuration options

You must create a controller for searchUrl. If you’d like to use other data for the request, you can override the processRequest method in your component.

Option Description Default Required
imports Defines from where the component receives its data
imports: {
    options: '${ $.optionsConfig.name }:options'
actions Modifies the default actions by renaming their storefront labels
actions: [
        value: 'selectAll',
        label: $t('Select all')
        value: 'deselectAll',
        label: $t('Deselect all')
        value: 'selectPage',
        label: $t('Select all on this page')
        value: 'deselectPage',
        label: $t('Deselect all on this page')

Optional configuration

Option Description Type Default Required
chipsEnabled Selected options are shown in UI-select’s header as deletable chips. Boolean True Optional
closeBtn Shows the button that closes the dropdown Boolean True Optional
closeBtnLabel $t('Done') Label String Optional
deviation Handles scroll download behavior Number 30 Optional
emptyOptionsHtml Specifies the HTML to display content if there are no options to display String Empty string Optional
filterPlaceholder Specifies captions for the filter placeholder String Empty string Optional
isDisplayMissingValuePlaceholder Specifies whether the display is missing the value placeholder Boolean False Optional
isRemoveSelectedIcon Specifies whether the “x” is present to enable removal of chosen entity Boolean False Optional
levelsVisibility If true, all levels are visible; if it is a number, the number of levels are visible. Boolean/number True Optional
loading Displays a loader to find options if a request is sent to the backend Boolean False Optional
missingValuePlaceholder Specifies the text to display if the entity that was chosen no longer exists String 'Entity with ID: %s doesn\'t exist' Optional
options.< option name >.label Options label String Undefined Optional
options.< option name >.value Options value String Undefined Optional
options.< option name >.optgroup Nested level of options Object Undefined Optional
openLevelsAction Expands a tree to the child level Boolean True Optional
pageLimit Page limit for search Number 50 Optional
searchOptions Include search options Boolean False Optional
searchUrl Sends a request to load options Boolean False Optional
separator Group options in select String optgroup Optional
showCheckbox Shows the checkbox just before the option label; select options by checking Boolean True Optional
showOpenLevelsActionIcon Boolean True Optional
showTree Boolean False Optional
validationLoading Displays a loading icon to show that the chosen option is loading; icon will show if the display is set to true Boolean False Optional

The following configuration can be passed in as arguments:

  • Link to any of the UI component templates
  • Link to the constructor
  • Label to ui-select
  • Default caption
  • Caption if more than one element is selected


simple mode

simple mode sets the following values to false:

  • showCheckbox
  • chipsEnabled
  • closeBtn

optgroup mode

optgroup mode sets the following values to false:

  • showCheckbox
  • openLevelsAction

optgroup sets the following values to true:

  • lastSelectable
  • optgroupLabels
  • labelsDecoration


Use cms_page_listing.xml


<listing xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Ui:etc/ui_configuration.xsd">
    <filterSelect name="uiSelect">
        <argument name="optionsProvider" xsi:type="configurableObject">
            <argument name="class" xsi:type="string">Magento\Cms\Model\Page\Source\PageLayout</argument>
        <argument name="data" xsi:type="array">
            <item name="config" xsi:type="array">
                <item name="component" xsi:type="string">Magento_Ui/js/form/element/ui-select</item>
                <item name="template" xsi:type="string">ui/grid/filters/elements/ui-select</item>
                <item name="dataScope" xsi:type="string">uiSelect</item>
                <item name="label" xsi:type="string" translate="true">uiSelect</item>

Configured select component view

The following is an example of the configuration of a select component. It is used as a column filter with three levels of options, with no selectable label for every level, without checkboxes:

view the configuration

The UI-select component supports keyboard navigation.

Navigation keys:

  • Enter: if focus is on the caption a list of options opens; if focus is on the same option it will select or deselect the current option
  • Space: copies the Enter key functionality
  • Escape: closes the list of options
  • PageUp: sets focus to the previous option
  • PageDown: sets focus to the next option

Source files