Looking for a text input dialog popup window similar to notification widget


do anybody know a way to create a popup dialog like notification ok / cancel but with a text input field?
Or alternatively a dropdown list widget with editable text line.

I like to have a quick way to ask the user for a data set name when he clicks on a "new" button without eating up dashboard space. Normally I do it like below but the 2nd text input line is only usefull when a new item is created and rest of the time showing redundant information.


I searched the forum and flows with little success.

Thank you for your help.

Hi, this might not be exactly what you want but it might be a good starting point...




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Adapted from the excellent work by Daniel Lando


This demo only does a text input box at this time. You should be able to easily adapt this to include other means of input by passing an additional property in the JSON payload used to open the dialog (e.g. {"title":"Enter your age", "label":"Age", "type": "number", "min":1, "max":999 } that would hide the text box and instead show a number input spinner)

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I thought dashboard 2.19.4 added ability for feedback from dialogues ?

Thank you, that is precisely what I was looking for, will give it a try tomorrow.

Now you mention it, I think I seen that somewhere. The notification node right?

Well if that or this meets @Christian-Me needs, all is well.

You mean it is already in the notification node? That happens when you are using Node-RED for a longer time - you sometimes miss an upgrade when you get used to a certain functionality or even limitation.
Great that I have now two options.
Thank you, both, stay safe.

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