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i have a channel screenings with a relationship with movie. The screening channel has date, place and movie relationship with dropdown.

the dropdown has now about 1000+ movies in it. Is there eg a choosen plugin on EE to replace the dropdown? (this one seems to be in beta http://devot-ee.com/add-ons/chosen-selects )

Best Dave

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Pixel & Tonic's Playa, which is a many to many relationship field, does have one seriously awesome benefit for you in this regard - filtering. It allows you to filter by category and search by keyword - so it may be that feature alone that makes it worth your while for this purpose.

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  • +1 for Playa. Playa also has a single select mode with filtering.
    – Alex Kendrick
    Jun 18 '14 at 15:51
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If this is a true relationship field, then as Jean said, go with Playa's single select mode.

If this is just a plain old select field then take a look at the Chosen Selects fieldtype by John D. Wells. It's based on the Chosen jQuery plugin (demo here), which makes really long select menus easier to work with by adding filter as you type.

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