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    Video guide on how to show hide multiple fields at once using Form Collapse tool.

    Asked by sheli21 on June 27, 2017 at 11:45 AM

    why don't you make movies to show people how to do things? I have been reading and re-reading using https://www.jotform.com/help/297-Show-or-Hide-Multiple-Fields-at-Once-Using-the-Form-Collapse-Tool and I just cannot understand from the reading it. Look at Elementor.com - they have everything on their site in a list of videos.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on June 27, 2017 at 01:48 PM

    Hello sheli21,

    Unfortunately we do not have video tutorial guide for all features. I will try and help you how to show / hide several form fields based on one single condition. I did check the form you have in your account and it seems you want to show the related form fields based on the selection of "How many children do you have?". Is that correct?

    I have cloned your form in my account and duplicated form fields for 5 child. Here are the steps you need to follow:

    #1. Once you have added all form fields with form collapse, you need to set the "Section Visibility" of "Section Collapse" properties. 

    #2. Now you need to add condition to show the desired form fields based on the selection of "How many children do you have?" question. The condition need to be added to just show the "Section Collapse" and it will show all form fields which you have added inside that "Section Collapse". 

    Please check the screenshot below:

    #3. Similarly conditions needs to be added for remaining count of children.

    Please take a look at the following cloned form where I have added the conditions to show hide "Section Collapse" fields and see if this is what you wanted to achieve:  https://form.jotformpro.com/71774879270975

    Feel free to clone this form for a closer look. The following guide should help you in form cloning:  https://www.jotform.com/help/42-How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by sheli21 on June 28, 2017 at 05:57 AM

    hi there

     

    I had a look at the form and I am even more confused. It doesn't make sense that you say when one child is filled in that you need to show sections for child one - five. Is this because visibility is set to on? If this is the case is it not better to change the visibility to off?

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    Answered by sheli21 on June 28, 2017 at 06:39 AM

    I had a look at the logic and it doesn't make sense. Why would you say in your if statements

    if equal to 5, 4 and 3 then show 3. That seems like you are working in opposites. This is very confusing. You seriously should add more videos to your youtube channel and show your channel on your website. I do not understand this logic. Please help me.

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    Answered by sheli21 on June 28, 2017 at 06:43 AM

    I have tried your form and it does not work for me. This is very hard to understand. Please can you show a video for a few fields and not just one. It doesn't make sense to say if for 2- 5 when you want to show 2 and hide all the rest.

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    Answered by Nik_C on June 28, 2017 at 07:58 AM

    I checked your form http://www.myjotform.com/form/71782049918568 and it seems like it works:

    But, a maybe more understandable way would be this:

    Here is condition 5 from the above image:

    The same rule applies for all numbers of children.

    It does the same like the previous one, the form will work the same. So, if the number of children equals one show child one, if it equals two, show child one and child two and so on.

    So, when you want to show 5 children, then you need to include each field in condition (like condition one in my image).

    All those fields included in conditions are hidden unless the condition is met, then the appropriate field will be shown.

    Here is my clone of your form: https://form.jotformpro.com/71783658114967 feel free to clone it so you can check conditions section: https://www.jotform.com/help/42-How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL. I disabled other conditions and left the newly created one.

    If you need any further clarification please let us known.

    Thank you!