Idea Portal: add multiple tags and/or categories when submitting an idea

Currently, users can only select one tag and one category.  It would be very helpful for users to be able to add multiple tags and categories.

  • Guest
  • Dec 17 2015
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  • Jul 24, 2018

    Admin Response

    It is possible today to allow users to select multiple tags by using the custom field = Tags field.

    Categories are meant to be more of a single select object (to help you better to categorize and organize the ideas, but the Tags field should help you to achieve your intended goal.

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  • Guest commented
    January 08, 2016 19:34

    Yes, but then we end up with redundant category fields. Further, when administering/reviewing ideas within Aha, the Categories field is a multi-select tags field, whereas within the portal view it is not. Inconsistency = bad...


    I agree that the portal should also support multiple categories.

  • Marie Sligh commented
    June 28, 2016 15:57

    As Richard noted, we can add multiple categories from within Aha. My users want to be able to add multiple categories from the start. Also, since users can filter by categories in the portal, I want them to be able to find their ideas under all the relevant categories. If I use tags in addition to categories so I can have multiple, not only am I duplicating work but my users can't then filter by the tags.

  • Suzie Hastie commented
    January 30, 2017 16:20

    I agree with Marie's comment -- we would certainly make use of multiple categories per Idea if the option was available. Adding tags for categories is redundant and prohibits users from filtering.

  • Gabriela Andrei commented
    August 18, 2017 09:07

    I agree with Marie, Suzie and guests' comments on the issue. I just started using Aha and I have the same impediment. I would appreciate the possibility to add multiple categories in the Ideas Portal, same as is possible within the Aha

  • Chris Capasso commented
    September 26, 2017 12:46

    Understanding you could do it using tags, but this isn't consistent. We can assign categories in the admin portal but users cannot assign multiple when submitting a new idea. The experience should be consistent.  


    At the very least, give us the ability to choose when setting up the portal.  Allow us to choose for people to either select from a drop down list (as it is today) or allow for multiple (as we are suggesting here).

  • Oleg Yazvin commented
    24 Jul 20:21

    Agreed with Marie on this one.