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    Which widgets contain commas for multiple selections?

    Asked by mybackcracker on May 21, 2017 at 01:23 PM

    Do an of the populate with commas in between multiple selections?
    I would like to copy fields into a narrative but when I use the checkbox or multiselect widgets they put all of the answers together without commas. 

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    Answered by Mike_G on May 21, 2017 at 03:14 PM

    The only widget I think of right now that would suit your requirement is the Configurable List widget.

    Fields in the Configurable List widget generates a comma after each field selection or answer.

    For example, in the screenshot below, there are 3 drop-down fields inside a Configurable List widget. Passing the widget's value into a textbox field using conditions would have an outcome of the drop-down fields' value separated by commas in the textbox field.

    I hope this helps. However if, in any case, I have misunderstood your concern, please let us know and provide us with more information or a clearer description of what you're trying to achieve.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by mybackcracker on May 21, 2017 at 10:36 PM

    I am frustrated because every single checkbox widget jams everything together. Even when I try to create a condition that lets me put the items within a text box using (field) they aren't separated. This inability to separate choices is very limiting. 

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    Answered by ashwin_d on May 22, 2017 at 12:58 AM

    Hello mybackcracker,

    As my colleague have suggested, you should use "Configurable List" widget to see the comma separated values when you add conditions to populate the textbox.

    Have you also tried "Matrix" field as well? This will not show the comma separated value but you can add condition to read the specific cell value and populate the textbox. You may like to take a look at the following guide on how to use calculation in matrix field:  https://www.jotform.com/help/343-How-to-Perform-Form-Calculation-in-the-Matrix-Field

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!