I'm a fairly novice SP user, however I've run into an issue. I've created a list, and one of the columns is a 'Choice' with checkboxes so users can select multiple items. When I set the 'Allow fill-in choices' to No, everything works well. However, when I set it to Yes, all of a sudden that field becomes uneditable. When I go to create a new item, it works fine. However, if I try to edit the list directly, there's no drop down and no way to edit that field.

What it looks like with 'Allow fill in' set to No When it's set to Yes[![The 'New Item' works well]3

'New Item' works fine'

Not working

This is what it looks like when I'm trying to edit this field on the list.

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It's by design, you can't use Allow 'Fill-in' choices with Checkboxes (allow multiple selections) in Quick Edit.

The available options to use Quick Edit for the choice field:

  • Use Checkboxes (allow multiple selections) without Allow 'Fill-in' choices, or

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  • Use Drop-Down Menu or Radio Buttons with Allow 'Fill-in' choices.

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