I have a template in which I want to provide a field where editors can select 1 item from a bucket. I am just not sure which field type I should use. The best match for working with buckets seems to be the "Multilist with Search", but that is more suited for selecting multiple items and I need only (and max) 1.

Does anyone have any experience on this - where your editors were happy with the result?

  • This was also asked on SO: stackoverflow.com/a/30503267/61470
    – user561
    Oct 10, 2016 at 14:21
  • The question was phrased differently but the answers are indeed valid. Thx.
    – Gatogordo
    Oct 10, 2016 at 14:24
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    I made a project that adds search enabled fields: github.com/Barsonax/SitecoreSearchFields Currently there is both a SingleLink and a MultiLink which both offer the same rich search interface you normally get for buckets.
    – Barsonax
    Oct 31, 2019 at 10:22

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I've used a multilist with search and just used a regex in the validate field to limit to choices to the field requirements know each case.

Here is an example regex that limits zero to 5 items ^({[^}]+}|?){0,5}$

For zero to 1 item change the 0,5 to 0,1. To force one item set to 1,1.

Src blog post by Ben Ramey

  • Can you elaborate on the regex validation? How would do I do that to allow only one result?
    – Gatogordo
    Oct 10, 2016 at 13:12
  • Updated the answer as best I can. The mobile app is hard to use!
    – Richard Seal
    Oct 10, 2016 at 13:30
  • This seems to work fine with Content Editor but not with Custom experience Field Editor buttons in Experience Editor. Anyone have an idea? Dec 21, 2018 at 9:44

I don't think there is such field. It's probably a good thing to suggest for Sitecore though as it's not my first time I see such request. The way I see it you have two options

  1. implement the custom field
  2. use a mix of multilist with search with validation to limit the amount of items you can associate with the field(not the best choice but it is a workaround that works)

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