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I will also give the same solution Select 2: http://ivaynberg.github.io/select2/ here you are also able to view the selected options...and scrolling would be required in both areas ('selected options' and 'options to select').. for hundreds or thousands of options, how can we display them without scrolling...
Search only works if they know the name, which may be part of the problem for the user. They may not remember the exact name and only think of a synonym for the name instead (e.g. they type "dashboard" when the name is "summary"). For large sets it is often viable to list the most frequently used in a short list and then have Search as well as a pop-out for ...
I'm not sure of what you are working in but I was always fond of a select box replacement written in jquery called Select 2. It has the appearance of a select box but when you click on it it gives a search box underneath. There are also examples for selecting multiple options if it is needed. Here's a quick mockup: download bmml source – ...
you could use an accordion, with all the option categories collapsed by default. clicking on one expands it. while clicking it again collapses it, like a toggle. clicking on another one expands that and collapses anything else thats currently open. after making a selection, the selection will be a part of the title in the accordion.
You can use a popout window, this will also free some space on the report inspector : download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups
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