I Have a Field of Droplist type. The source of the field is of a Folder under which two items are present. In the droplist field we can select the name of the two Item present in the source folder. I need to display in page the value of the Droplist and make it editable in Experience Editor. I need to click on the field in page and the field source will come.Whatever i select will get updated in the corresponding Droplist field.

I cannot change the type to droplink.

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I have written a Blog post on this that could be a good read. You will find it here "https://everydaysitecore.home.blog/2020/04/29/change-droplist-field-source-item-value-using-sitecore-experience-editor/". This explains on how, when you need to use the droplist field, but still using sitecore experience editor, have a way to edit the value of the item pointed to my the droplist field rather than the droplist field value itself.


This is the case where you need to use Field editor button, basically you can define a field editor button in core database, you can define the fields you want to be edited, then associate this button with your rendering, following are the steps:

  1. Switch to core database and navigate to this path: /sitecore/content/Applications/WebEdit/Custom Experience Buttons
  2. Specify an icon, a header, Fields (the field(s) names pipe-separated you want to edit) and tooltip.
  3. Switch back to master database and in Experience Editor Buttons navigate to your button and select it.

Now when you're in Experience Editor, you will find a button that you can use to edit the droplist field, as example see below:

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  • This is not working, because i am not able to display the field in page. The custom button works on the field shown in pae
    – Debaparna
    Commented Apr 30, 2020 at 8:31
  • so you mean the field is not on the page item or the data source item of your rendering? Commented Apr 30, 2020 at 10:01
  • the field is in the page item, how do i show it in page through the model and the view that is responsible for displaying the page item?
    – Debaparna
    Commented May 4, 2020 at 8:30
  • maybe you can edit the question and add snippets of your code, but you Sitecore should show you a popup with dropdown to edit your field if it found in your data source item or context item based on the steps I provided above. Commented May 4, 2020 at 11:13

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