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    Insert value into another field

    Asked by creswellcasey on June 29, 2017 at 12:27 PM

    Hi there

    I am developing a form which has a nicely formatted column and a qty in the 2nd column.

    I would like to copy the text into another field if qty > 1


    I have tried so many variations to get the field text field  text_9   to copy into a field at the bottom of the form if input_8 is > 0   

    Please help





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    Answered by John_Benson on June 29, 2017 at 02:46 PM

    Hi Cres,

    Have you tried passing the field value to another field using the Update/Calculate conditions? You can check the full guide here on this URL: https://www.jotform.com/help/286-How-to-Pass-Field-Value-to-Another-Field

    To my understanding, you want to copy the quantity and the text to another field? Please check my demo form if that's what you're trying to achieve. Here's the link: https://form.jotformpro.com/71795718977984

    Here's the screen animation test:

    To check the conditions configuration and copy the demo form, please follow this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/42-How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL

    I hope that helps.


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    Answered by creswellcasey on June 29, 2017 at 09:54 PM

    Hi John

    thank you for doing this and setting up a demo form.

    Yes, i agree with you about the calc option and have tried it.  I noticed on your demo that you have manually copied the label text into the other field.  

    What i was trying to do is auto-copy the label for the source field into the target field

    See in my clone of yours. I have changed the label of the top 2 fields to include the number 2.  Since you have manually copied the label this change is not reflected in your calc values.


    Is there a way to use calc field to also copy the LABEL of a field?



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on June 30, 2017 at 12:01 AM

    That is not possible, it is only possible to copy fields value to another field, not the label from one field to another.

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    Answered by creswellcasey on July 02, 2017 at 12:38 AM

    Ok Thankyou