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How to limit the number of items selected in a treelist field or create a pseudo-single-select field that restricts what templates can be selected.
Currently Sitecore does not support restrictions like IncludeTemplatesForSelection and IncludeTemplatesForDisplay on any single select fields, so you can instead use a treelist that uses validation to restrict the number of items selected. You may also have other reasons to limit a picker to X amount of items
Regular expression validation
Replace the number 1 with any number to allow more than 1 item. (Note the pipe character is escaped)
Create a TreeList field that works for selecting multiple of the kind of items you want to pick.
- Add the regular expression in the validation field on the field item
- Try to violate your rule and make sure your warning pops up