I have created a SharePoint list which includes multiple drop down columns. What I need to do is when I select a item from the first drop down column (which is a look up column) the second drop down column should show options only related to the value in the first column. I am using SharePoint 2013 online version. Is there a possible way I can do this?

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You can use SPServices Cascaded Dropdowns, thanks to Mark.

SharePoint 2013: Cascade Dropdown List using SPServices


  • Hi thank you so much for response. I tried both links and did the examples the exact way. But still it does not work as in the filters do not work. I tried using online libraries for jquery and SP services too. Anyways Thanks again :) Jan 3, 2019 at 9:01
  • Hi, Quick question. How can I know that the embedded script is linked to the code? As in how does the filtration trigger according to the above mentioned examples? Jan 3, 2019 at 9:32
  • You can debug it using Chrome Developer Tools (F12), you can put alerts in the JS code to check if the code is actually been called etc. Jan 3, 2019 at 18:33

There is another option to use InfoPath to customize the form.

You can follow the similar post below:

Auto populate a field from another list based on the filter

  • Thank you for the kind response. I'm unable to use Infopath because I think it is not compatible with the version I use. I get an error message when I try to use InfoPath. Any other solution I could use? Thanks again :) Jan 3, 2019 at 5:43
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    We can also use PowerApps in SharePoint Online to create cascading drop down list. check the blog: powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Community-Blog/… Jan 3, 2019 at 7:59
  • Hi! Many thanks to this solution. It worked just fine. But when I enter data through powerapps and save, the data I entered is not saved in the list. this happens with the datafields I modified using powerapps. Any idea why? Jan 14, 2019 at 6:22

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