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    Create a reservation form with limits

    Asked by ninelivescafe on December 19, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    I know the appointment slots is able to limit the amount of reservations. But here is my problem. I have the appointment slots set with different hours of the day with a limit on each hour. However Is there a way for that to reset depending on the day the reservation is made? Right now if someone books Monday at 1pm, then the availability for 1pm goes down no matter what day is selected for the next person making a reservation.

     

    Also, is there a way for the number of available reservations be tied to how big the party is? Like if someone reserves a time for a party of 4, can that make the available slots go down by 4?

    Hopefully that makes sense, thanks!

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    Answered by John_Benson on December 19, 2016 at 01:40 PM

    Is there a way for that to reset depending on the day the reservation is made?

    Unfortunately, the widget works wherein the the reservation is made, the availability will decrease. The widget reduces the number of selected slots each time the reservation form is submitted.

    You have to manually reset it in the widget wizard. I checked your form and I can see that you have multiple appointment slots widget with different dates. Are you saying that you only want to use 1 widget that resets every day?

    I created a separate thread for your other question. Here's the URL: https://www.jotform.com/answers/1015250.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by ninelivescafe on December 19, 2016 at 01:52 PM

    Thats what I would have liked to do. But I worked on it and find a work around. Basically creating the appointment slots for each day but having them all hidden and using conditions to reveal the appropriate appointment slots for the day selected. It's a bit tedious, so not sure if thats the best option.

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    Answered by John_Benson on December 19, 2016 at 03:34 PM

    Unfortunately, we don't have a widget that will reset automatically the available options every day. You workaround is actually good although you have to create multiple widgets for each date.

    You may use the Show/Hide Field Conditions in your form. Please check these guides:
    https://www.jotform.com/help/316-How-to-Show-or-Hide-Fields-Base-on-User-s-Answer
    https://www.jotform.com/help/196-Hide-or-Show-Multiple-Fields-at-Once

    Hope that helps. Thank you.