In CA Asset Portfolio Management, we want to create a dropdown extended field (reference field) and allow users to pick multiple choices from the dropdown values. Is this possible?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

In CA Asset Portfolio Management, we want to create a custom extended field, a reference field, and allow users to pick more than 1 value from the drop down list. Is this possible?  We have a scenario where we need to identify whether or not a specific package has been installed on a device. 

Environment:
CA Asset Portfolio Management 14.1, any patch level
Answer:

Custom extended fields (ie, reference fields) in CA Asset Portfolio Management, only allow 1 value to be selected from the drop down list. 

It might be more appropriate in the situation where you need a 'yes, the package is installed' or a 'no, the package is not installed', to create multiple extended fields, 1 for each package, that use the checkbox to identify if the package is installed or not on the device.