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    Configurable list - fields required - ability to leave entire line empty

    Asked by jhbdesignbuild on February 26, 2017 at 03:17 PM

    I have an order form with multiple configurable lists.

    Each list is for a different product.


    So the user looks at the lists(products) and then enters data into the list for the product he chooses


    I need required fields so that if the user starts to fill out a list he must fill out the entire list. (this I can do) 


    However if he chooses not to order from one particular list (product)  and leaves it blank I need the user to be still able to submit the forum and order from the lists ( products ) he did fill out.


    Also if he starts a new line in list (product)  but then doesn't fill out the last empty line he can still order.


    I've created my lists starting with an * in the columns I need. 


    I've attached my form.  I've only worked on the first two lists as far as required fields



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on February 26, 2017 at 04:57 PM

    You cannot submit when you skip required fields. I would suggest adding a workaround to hide the field when they wish not to order on an item.

    Add radio button or dropdown field with Yes and No options. Label it with a question whether they want to order for the field or no. When No, hide the widget.





    Conditional logic:


    As for the new row, the inputs are still required. If users don't fill it, they should remove the row in order to submit the form. 

    Please let us know if you require additional assistance.

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    Answered by john  on February 26, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    Yes that would work.  

    But I don't think it makes for a very fluid form.   Any other possible work arounds?   Or a different widget that could work better?  I do need to use the data generated from this form wich I currently use an excel document.  So any suggested widget would need to output usable data. 


    Is it possible to display  a picture in this widget? 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on February 27, 2017 at 03:35 AM

    Hello John,

    I am unable to think of any other workarounds. Please note that if you add a required form field or widget in your form, the only possibility to submit form without data being filled in is to use conditions to hide or unrequire the specific fields. 

    I have moved your second question to a new thread and you will be answered here:  https://www.jotform.com/answers/1076742

    Thank you!