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    Select an option by default for single choice field

    Asked by teerawee on June 05, 2017 at 09:08 PM


    this form of mine has been divided into two parts



    I'm using condition, hide/show, so users can choose the parts they want to fill up.

    However, I also would like the 1st part be chosen by default, hence the page break of the first part appears by default.  

    So the field radio button (single select) I choose the 1st option by default. (advance setting). 

    But it didn't work out. -- neither options selected on the front end. 


    So it possible to implement such requirement ? 

    And if so, would you advise ?



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    Answered by John_Benson on June 06, 2017 at 01:31 AM

    I cloned your form and I was able to replicate the issue. If you want to choose the 1st option by default you need to select the 1st option in the Advanced Properties tab under the Selected by Default feature. Also, you need to re-create the Single Choice field and set the condition again to fix the issue. Here's my Demo Form:

    As you can see, it is now working after I have removed the Single Choice field and replaced it with a new one. Then, I have also set the condition again. Here's the Demo Form URL: https://form.jotformpro.com/71561205077957

    If you want to clone it, please follow this guide: How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL

    Hope that helps. Thank you.

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    Answered by teerawee on June 06, 2017 at 07:47 PM

    Got it. Thanks a lot.