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    Do you offer a field that allows multiple entries?

    Asked by Jane Murtagh on May 22, 2017 at 12:12 PM


    We are in the hospitality & event sector and often create dinner events in which people book tables for up to 10 x guests.  Essentially we are trying to create a multiple menu choices document.  This will be a form for one leading guest (table host) to make menu choices from a set menu on behalf of up to 10 guests.

    I would like to create a field in which the name of each one of those guests is inserted into a field and that name then imprints/repeats on each of the three menu tables:  Starters, Main Course & Dessert.  Please can you advice me how to do this?


    Once we have got our menu published & in use I then need to be able to transfer & collate the completed forms into an Excel file - is this possible?  I would like to really get this right, if it works we will use it multiple times for all future event bookings.

    I hope to hear from you soon,



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jim_R on May 22, 2017 at 01:32 PM

    Hello Jane, from how you described it, a widget will fit your needs when it comes to allowing users to enter multiple entries. You have a couple of options to choose from so I'll just list them all:

    1. Configurable List Widget

    2. Infinite List Widget

    3. Field Multiplier Widget

    4. Add Options Widget

    Related guide: How-to-Add-a-Widget-to-your-Form

    If I were in your shoes, I'd use the Configurable List Widget as my choice since it's flexible enough to handle a variety of form fields. We even have a dedicated guide on how to set it up.

    Complete guide: How-to-Set-Up-the-Configurable-List-Widget

    Give that a spin and let us know if you'd need more help.

    Your other question about exporting to Excel has been moved to a separate thread https://www.jotform.com/answers/1151258

    We'll have it addressed there shortly.