Configuration API

The following is an attempt to provide a comprehensive list of all configuration options available in Select2.

Option Type Default Description
adaptContainerCssClass
adaptDropdownCssClass
ajax object null Provides support for ajax data sources.
allowClear boolean false Provides support for clearable selections.
amdBase string ./ See Using Select2 with AMD or CommonJS loaders.
amdLanguageBase string ./i18n/ See Using Select2 with AMD or CommonJS loaders.
closeOnSelect boolean true Controls whether the dropdown is closed after a selection is made.
containerCss
containerCssClass string ''
data array of objects null Allows rendering dropdown options from an array.
dataAdapter SelectAdapter Used to override the built-in DataAdapter.
debug boolean false Enable debugging messages in the browser console.
dir
disabled boolean false When set to true, the select control will be disabled.
dropdownAdapter DropdownAdapter Used to override the built-in DropdownAdapter
dropdownAutoWidth boolean false
dropdownCss
dropdownCssClass string ''
dropdownParent jQuery selector or DOM node $(document.body) Allows you to customize placement of the dropdown.
escapeMarkup callback Utils.escapeMarkup Handles automatic escaping of content rendered by custom templates.
initSelection callback See initSelection. This option was deprecated in Select2 v4.0, and will be removed in v4.1.
language string or object EnglishTranslation Specify the language used for Select2 messages.
matcher A callback taking search params and the data object. Handles custom search matching.
maximumInputLength integer 0 Maximum number of characters that may be provided for a search term.
maximumSelectionLength integer 0 The maximum number of items that may be selected in a multi-select control. If the value of this option is less than 1, the number of selected items will not be limited.
minimumInputLength integer 0 Minimum number of characters required to start a search.
minimumResultsForSearch integer 0 The minimum number of results required to display the search box.
multiple boolean false This option enables multi-select (pillbox) mode. Select2 will automatically map the value of the multiple HTML attribute to this option during initialization.
placeholder string or object null Specifies the placeholder for the control.
query A function taking params (including a callback) Query This option was deprecated in Select2 v4.0, and will be removed in v4.1.
resultsAdapter ResultsAdapter Used to override the built-in ResultsAdapter.
selectionAdapter SingleSelection or MultipleSelection, depending on the value of multiple. Used to override the built-in SelectionAdapter.
selectOnClose boolean false Implements automatic selection when the dropdown is closed.
sorter callback
tags boolean / array of objects false Used to enable free text responses.
templateResult callback Customizes the way that search results are rendered.
templateSelection callback Customizes the way that selections are rendered.
theme string default Allows you to set the theme.
tokenizer callback A callback that handles automatic tokenization of free-text entry.
tokenSeparators array [] The list of characters that should be used as token separators.
width string resolve Supports customization of the container width.