How to have fixed time limitation for the choices on the form?

  • hel_hello
    Asked on February 11, 2024 at 8:35 PM


    how do i add a time limit to options on the form?
    e.g. the question now has 4 choices instead of 6 choices once it reaches a specific time and specific date

  • Lorenz JotForm Support
    Replied on February 11, 2024 at 10:35 PM

    Hi hel_hello,

    Thanks for reaching out to Jotform Support. You may consider adding a Global Countdown widget to your form. It has a feature where the form is automatically blocked or submitted, if the time has run out.

    If that's not exactly what you're trying to do, let us know and provide more details so we can assist you better.

  • Lara JotForm Support
    Replied on February 11, 2024 at 10:36 PM

    Hello hel_hello,

    Thank you for contacting Jotform support. Although that feature isn’t available yet, as a workaround, we can use the Timer widget and Conditional Logic feature. Let’s do it:

    • Add Separate Fields: Start by adding a separate field for each option within the Form Builder.
    • Insert Timer Widget: Drag and drop the Timer widget from the 'Form Elements' section.
    • Adjust Timer Settings: Access the Timer properties, go to the 'Advance' section, and enable the 'Hide Field' option by toggling it on.
    • Configure Conditional Logic:Click on 'Settings' from the orange tabs at the top.
    • Choose 'Conditions', then click on 'Add Condition' > 'Show/Hide Field'.
    • Copy the condition shown below. That's it!

    How to have fixed time limitation for the choices on the form? Image 1 Screenshot 20 Give it a try and let us know if you need any help.

  • hel_hello
    Replied on March 3, 2024 at 12:22 PM


    I tried but was not able to get it to work. The scenario that I have is that I am using the appointment for people to sign up slots and I will like to have a fixed time to cut off the appointments for the same day.

    e.g. 3 Mar 24 has appointment slots of 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. at 12noon of 3 Mar 24, the slots for 3 Mar are closed and the next available time slots is on the next available day.

    For advise and assistance please.

  • Marehlene_B JotForm Support
    Replied on March 3, 2024 at 2:13 PM

    Hi hel_hello,

    Thanks for getting back to us. Do you want to disable the form at a certain time to prevent people from submitting it? Can you explain a bit more so I can help you better and provide you a possible workaround?

    You might also want to check out this guide about Enable or Disable a Form Based on Time Using Conditions.

    Reach out again if you have any other questions.