How to Use Multiple Select Dropdown in Laravel?

July 15, 2020 | Category : Laravel

Today our leading topic is laravel multiple select dropdown with searchbox. This article will give you simple example of laravel bootstrap select example. this example will help you bootstrap multiselect in laravel example. if you want to see example of multi select dropdown with checkbox in laravel then you are a right place. Let's see bellow example how to use multiple select dropdown in laravel.

If you need to use bootstrap multiselect dropdown with search and checkbox in your laravel app then i will give you simple example how use can use and get selected item from select box in laravel controller.

we will use bootstrap-select plugin for multi select dropdown with checkbox and search. bootstrap-select provide to easily search option and select it with checkbox.

In this example, i will give you simple blade file code and what will output when you select multiple items. i will also show you how you can store items as json array.


Blade File



<title>Laravel Multiple Select Dropdown with Checkbox Example -</title>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="">

<link rel="stylesheet" href="" />

<script src=""></script>

<script src=""></script>

<script src=""></script>

<style type="text/css">


height: 40px;

width: 400px !important;





<div class="container">

<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-8 offset-2 mt-5">

<div class="card">

<div class="card-header bg-info">

<h6 class="text-white">Laravel Multiple Select Dropdown with Checkbox Example -</h6>


<div class="card-body">

<form method="post" action="{{ route('postData') }}" enctype="multipart/form-data">


<div class="form-group">


<input type="text" name="name" class="form-control"/>


<div class="form-group">

<label><strong>Description :</strong></label>

<textarea class="ckeditor form-control" name="description"></textarea>


<div class="">

<label><strong>Select Category :</strong></label><br/>

<select class="selectpicker" multiple data-live-search="true" name="cat[]">

<option value="php">PHP</option>

<option value="react">React</option>

<option value="jquery">JQuery</option>

<option value="javascript">Javascript</option>

<option value="angular">Angular</option>

<option value="vue">Vue</option>



<div class="text-center" style="margin-top: 10px;">

<button type="submit" class="btn btn-success">Save</button>









<!-- Initialize the plugin: -->

<script type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function() {






array:4 [▼

"_token" => "S4doCz5FVNezGiDBMRCwUBeM32zoH92pTvJYsu4V"

"name" => "Hardik Savani"

"description" => "Test description"

"cat" => array:3 [▼

0 => "php"

1 => "angular"

2 => "vue"



Controller Code:

public function postData(Request $request)


$input = $request->all();

$input['cat'] = json_encode($input['cat']);


dd('Post created successfully.');


I hope it can help you...