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    Need to show input as a capital "X"

    Asked by createmymobile on June 10, 2012 at 07:08 PM

    In order to pass information to our software for import, there are several fields which are actually check boxes within the software.  However, in order for the software import to recognize a checkbox is selected, that field must contain the value "X".

    Unfortunately I set my form up with drop down boxes for a lot of the "checkbox" fields, because they are related items and in most cases, only 1 should be selected (e.g. loan purpose: purchase or refinance).  What is my best way to remedy this?

    If someone selected "purchase", results would needs to show as:
    Purchase: X
    Refinance:

    If someone selected "Refinance", results would need to show as:
    Purchase:
    Refinance: X 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on June 10, 2012 at 08:11 PM

    Hello,

    Are we allowed to use source code to embed your form on the website?

    This could have been much easier if we can. 

    Using the condition logic in the form builder is quite limited to just show/hide fields... you cannot inject values.

    Please update us and we will check further how we can help you achieve this.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by createmymobile on June 10, 2012 at 08:28 PM

    Since I do not have a secure server (https) on my site, I was planning on using secure jotform so that all sensitive data is trasmitted securely.  I think I've found a workaround using show/hide on radio buttons where the value is "X" and setting them to "selected" by default.  When they are hidden, they do not transfer the value over on the form submission.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on June 10, 2012 at 08:33 PM

    Did you mean you replaced the drop down field with a radio option field?

    I was also looking at this option, but I just was not able to capture it yet.

    How do you manage to display in your email this data:

    Purchase: X
    Refinance:

    Purchase: 
    Refinance:X

    I'll check your form, there are a lot to learn from it =)

    Anyway, we are glad you got it sorted out and can proceed to business. =)

    Thanks.

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    Answered by createmymobile on June 10, 2012 at 08:57 PM

    For each drop down option, looks like I'm going to have to have a separate radio button for each different option, which is selected by default and set to "show" using conditions when the option is selected on the dropdown.

    When a radio button field is hidden, that information doesn't carry over to the submission email so only those radio buttons that are visible will show the value as "X".