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MultiList creates a multiple selection based list UI component that is connected to a database field. It is similar to a SingleList except it can support multiple item selections.

Example uses:

  • select category items from a list of categories in an e-commerce website.
  • selecting airlines to fly by in a flight booking experience.


Basic Usage


Usage With All Props

        selectAllLabel="All Cities"
        placeholder="Search City"
        :defaultSelected="['San Francisco']"
        :react="{ and: ['CategoryFilter', 'SearchFilter'] }"


  • componentId String
    unique identifier of the component, can be referenced in other components’ react prop.
  • dataField String
    data field to be connected to the component’s UI view. This field is used for doing an aggregation and returns the result. We’re using a .raw multifield here. You can use a field of type keyword or not_analyzed depending on your Elasticsearch cluster.
  • nestedField String [optional]
    use to set the nested mapping field that allows arrays of objects to be indexed in a way that they can be queried independently of each other. Applicable only when dataField is a part of nested type.
  • title String or JSX [optional]
    title of the component to be shown in the UI. Defaults to no title being shown.
  • size Number [optional]
    number of list items to be displayed. Defaults to showing a 100 items. Max value for this prop can be 1000.
  • sortBy String [optional]
    sort the list items by one of count, asc, or desc. Defaults to count, which sorts the list by the frequency of count value, most first.
  • defaultSelected Array [optional]
    pre-select one or more list items. Accepts an Array object containing the items that should be selected. It is important for the passed value(s) to exactly match the field value(s) as stored in the DB.
  • queryFormat String [optional]
    queries the selected items from the list in one of two modes: or, and.

    • Defaults to or which queries for results where any of the selected list items are present.
    • In and mode, the applied query filters results where all of the selected items are present.
  • selectAllLabel String [optional]
    add an extra Select all item to the list with the provided label string.
  • showCheckbox Boolean [optional]
    show checkbox icon for each list item. Defaults to true.
  • showCount Boolean [optional]
    show a count of the number of occurences besides each list item. Defaults to true.
  • showFilter Boolean [optional]
    show as filter when a value is selected in a global selected filters view. Defaults to true.
  • filterLabel String [optional]
    An optional label to display for the component in the global selected filters view. This is only applicable if showFilter is enabled. Default value used here is componentId.
  • renderItem Function|scoped-slot [optional]
    customize the rendered list via a function or scoped-slot which receives the item label, count and isChecked & expects a JSX or String back. For example:

    renderItem={({ label, count }) => (
        <span style={{ marginLeft: 5, color: 'dodgerblue' }}>


    <template slot="renderItem" scoped-slot="{ label, count }">
        <span :style="{ marginLeft: 5, color: 'dodgerblue' }">
  • renderError String|Function|scoped-slot [optional] can be used to render an error message in case of any error.
    renderError={error => (
                Something went wrong!<br/>Error details<br/>{error}


   <template slot="renderError" scoped-slot="error">
            Something went wrong!<br/>Error details<br/>{{ error }}
  • transformData Function [optional]
    allows transforming the data to render inside the list. You can change the order, remove, or add items, tranform their values with this method. It provides the data as param which is an array of objects of shape { key: , doc_count: } and expects you to return the array of objects of same shape.
  • showMissing Boolean [optional]
    defaults to false. When set to true it also retrives the aggregations for missing fields under the label specified by missingLabel.
  • missingLabel String [optional]
    defaults to N/A. Specify a custom label to show when showMissing is set to true.
  • showSearch Boolean [optional]
    whether to show a searchbox to filter the list items locally. Defaults to true.
  • placeholder String [optional]
    placeholder to be displayed in the searchbox, only applicable when the showSearch prop is set to true. When applicable, the default placeholder value is set to “Search”.
  • URLParams Boolean [optional]
    enable creating a URL query string parameter based on the selected value of the list. This is useful for sharing URLs with the component state. Defaults to false.



MultiList component supports innerClass prop with the following keys:

  • title
  • input
  • list
  • checkbox
  • label
  • count

Read more about it here.


MultiList component can be extended to

  1. customize the look and feel with className,
  2. update the underlying DB query with customQuery,
  3. connect with external interfaces using beforeValueChange, valueChange and queryChange,
  4. specify how options should be filtered or updated using react prop.
    function(value, props) {
      return {
        query: {
            match: {
                data_field: "this is a test"
    function(value) {
      // called before the value is set
      // returns a promise
      return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
        // update state or component props
        // or reject()
    function(value) {
      console.log("current value: ", value)
      // set the state
      // use the value with other js code
    function(prevQuery, nextQuery) {
      // use the query with other js code
      console.log('prevQuery', prevQuery);
      console.log('nextQuery', nextQuery);
  // specify how and which options are filtered using `react` prop.
    "and": ["pricingFilter", "dateFilter"],
    "or": ["searchFilter"]
  • className String
    CSS class to be injected on the component container.
  • customQuery Function
    takes value and props as parameters and returns the data query to be applied to the component, as defined in Elasticsearch Query DSL. Note: customQuery is called on value changes in the MultiList component as long as the component is a part of react dependency of at least one other component. Note: When extending with customQuery, the queryFormat prop has no affect.
  • defaultQuery Function takes value and props as parameters and returns the data query to be applied to the source component, as defined in Elasticsearch Query DSL. Note: defaultQuery doesn’t get leaked to other components.
  • beforeValueChange Function
    is a callback function which accepts component’s future value as a parameter and returns a promise. It is called every time before a component’s value changes. The promise, if and when resolved, triggers the execution of the component’s query and if rejected, kills the query execution. This method can act as a gatekeeper for query execution, since it only executes the query after the provided promise has been resolved.
  • react Object
    specify dependent components to reactively update MultiList’s options.

    • key String
      one of and, or, not defines the combining clause.

      • and clause implies that the results will be filtered by matches from all of the associated component states.
      • or clause implies that the results will be filtered by matches from at least one of the associated component states.
      • not clause implies that the results will be filtered by an inverse match of the associated component states.
    • value String or Array or Object

      • String is used for specifying a single component by its componentId.
      • Array is used for specifying multiple components by their componentId.
      • Object is used for nesting other key clauses.


  • queryChange
    is an event which accepts component’s prevQuery and nextQuery as parameters. It is called everytime the component’s query changes. This event is handy in cases where you want to generate a side-effect whenever the component’s query would change.

  • valueChange
    is an event which accepts component’s current value as a parameter. It is called everytime the component’s value changes. This event is handy in cases where you want to generate a side-effect on value selection. For example: You want to show a pop-up modal with the valid discount coupon code when a list item is selected in a “Discounted Price” SingleList.

  • error gets triggered in case of an error and provides the error object, which can be used for debugging or giving feedback to the user if needed.


MulitList with default props