Creating useable dropdown options

I don't understand how to make reuseable dropdowns. For example, to let people edit a foreign-keyed column, I'd like to show them a range of options. I assumed I could do so via module outputs, but module outputs (such as the one below) appear to be inaccessible in apps where I drop the module into. Not really sure how to proceed.

Hey there!

Thanks for reaching out about creating reusable dropdowns for foreign-keyed columns in Retool! I understand your frustration with the limitations of module outputs in this scenario. I'd love to take a closer look at your specific app structure and data setup.

The easiest way to do this is if you could send me your Retool application file as a JSON export. You can do this by following these steps:

  1. In your Retool app, click on the "File" menu in the top left corner.
  2. Select "Export" from the menu options.
  3. Choose "JSON" as the export format.
  4. Save the exported JSON file to your computer.
  5. Send an email to and attach the saved JSON file.

I appreciate your understanding and cooperation. I'm confident that by working together, I can help you achieve your desired functionality in Retool.