I add/remove rows dynamically in Lightning component. First row shows by default with plus button. Onclick plus button - adds row 2,3,4,etc., On first row Project picklist loads with values. But on 2nd, 3rd rows picklist value is not loading even though i call the same function which returns picklist value on the first row.

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     <div class="slds-select_container">
     <ui:inputSelect  aura:id="projectId"   class="slds-select"/>

 getemployeeProjects: function(component) {

   var parentId = component.get("v.userEmpRecdId");

    var action = component.get("c.getEmpProject");

        "empRecdId": parentId
    var opts = [];
    action.setCallback(this, function(response) {
        console.log('test === pick'+JSON.stringify(response.getReturnValue()));
         var allValues = response.getReturnValue();

        if (response.getState() == "SUCCESS") {
            var allValues = response.getReturnValue();

            if (allValues != undefined && allValues.length > 0) {
                    class: "optionClass",
                    label: "--- None ---",
                    value: ""
            for (var i = 0; i < allValues.length; i++) {
                    class: "optionClass",
                    label: allValues[i],
                    value: allValues[i]
            console.log('test opts=='+opts);
            component.find('projectId').set("v.options", opts);


I get the below warning message in the console. Please help me fix the issue. enter image description here

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    You may have to use a separate component for picklist. which is used as a child component in the iteration. – Venky Jan 17 '18 at 5:42

The problem with your code is in line

component.find('projectId').set("v.options", opts);

When you have a single row then there is only one ui:input select with id as "projectId" so when you do component.find('projectId') it will return a object. on which you can set or get options value.

Now in 2nd case when you have multiple rows there are multiple ui:inputSelect components with aura:id as "projectid" so when you do component.find('projectId') it will return a array of objects.

Now if you want to append only one row at once you can just change component.find('projectId').set("v.options", opts); with

var inputSelects = component.find('projectId');
if(inputSelects && !Array.isArray(inputSelects)){
} else if (Array.isArray(inputSelects)) {
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  • thank you. This works for my scenario. Appreciated your help. – user51204 Jan 17 '18 at 18:15
  • you can up vote my answer if it is correct :p – Manjot Singh Jan 18 '18 at 14:08
  • i couldn't do it... reason I need more reputation to vote it... sorry for that.. i had accepted your answer. – user51204 Jan 18 '18 at 18:42

You're only setting the options list on the first set of parameters. Instead, you should bind the options parameter and set it as an attribute:

<aura:attribute name="projectOptionList" type="Object[]" default="[{ label: '-- Loading --', value: ''}]" />


 <ui:inputSelect  aura:id="projectId"   class="slds-select" options="{!v.projectOptionList}" />


component.set('v.projectOptionList', opts);

This will allow the list to work on all of the rows at once.

Demo code:

<aura:application extends="force:slds">
    <aura:attribute name="items" type="List" default="[]" />
    <aura:attribute name="options" type="List" default="[{label:'-- Default --'}]" />

    <aura:iteration items="{!v.items}" var="item">
        <ui:inputSelect options="{!v.options}" label="Item" />
    <ui:button press="{!c.addOption}" label="Add Option" />
    <ui:button press="{!c.addItem}" label="Add Item" />

    addOption: function(component, event, helper) {
        var opts = component.get("v.options");
        opts.push({label: 'Option '+(opts.length+1), value: 'opts.length' });
        component.set("v.options", opts);
    addItem: function(component, event, helper) {
        var items = component.get("v.items");
        component.set("v.items", items);
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  • Thanks for your response. The above idea didn't work. When i select a value on first row the same value applied on all other rows. Requirements is i need to select different project in each rows. Project 1, Project 2 ,etc... – user51204 Jan 17 '18 at 6:10
  • @user51204 Then you did something wrong. I literally wrote up an example that skips the server-side call, but can dynamically add rows and new options. Try it out and see. – sfdcfox Jan 17 '18 at 6:18
  • @user51204 Based on your edited comment, check your "value" attribute. You've possibly bound the same value to each row item. This is different than what this answer addresses. – sfdcfox Jan 17 '18 at 6:20

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