Use Menu Selection to Input Data into a Text Field within Storyline

Hi All,

I'm still harnessing my skills in Storyline, so please forgive me if the answer to this question is blatantly obvious!!

I've found an old thread on how to build a dropdown list in Storyline, but I want to take it a step further.  

The training module I'm creating has two paths, which depend on the Department of the learner.


There are 3 teams:  A, B, C.

When the training module begins, users enter their details (name, email address, and department), and then they click the submit button. 

These details will be used later in the training session (eg: referring to their name, and using their email address).   Their department name is used to show slides that are relevant to their teams.

Two of the teams take one learning path, the third takes another.

My goal is to create a dropdown list of department names, and use the selection to input the "Department" field with the team name.

If I apply True/False values to the selections, I can guide the different teams to their appropriate paths.

The only question is, is it possible to use the menu selection to input data into the text field, so that the Submit button can be pressed?

If not, should I another slide where the user selects a button to activate the True/False value?  Or is there a better way to do this?

Many Thanks,




1 Reply
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Katina.

Thank you for sharing the details of what you're trying to achieve! 

You can assign a text variable to a text entry field, based on a trigger. When the user clicks the item from your drop-down menu, you can use a trigger to change the value of the text input variable (let's call it TextEntry).

In the example attached, there are two buttons: when the user clicks either of the buttons, it changes the field's value to the specific word. It is then stored in a variable that can be referenced later in the project.

Windows 10 (1) 2021-07-14 at 9.23.07 AM

This is what it looks like when previewed:

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Let me know if this helps!