Conditional Fields

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    Asked on January 20, 2011 at 11:19 PM



    I am trying to setup a conditional field that has five options and the fifth option is "Other" and if this is selected a text box opens and the person can elaborate what the 'Other' is.

    Is this possible?




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    Answered on January 21, 2011 at 04:25 AM

    Sure. I just created such a form as a demo: (a text area field was substituted for the text box because I figured users might need more than a few words to explain why they chose Other.)

    Here's a pictorial of how to configure such a form. (A picture's worth a thousand words!)

    I realize the screenshots below appear distorted. Apparently, that happens when any image over 500 pixels wide is posted here. To see the screenshots (on a computer with the Windows operating system — Macs and other operating systems may have different options) at their actual sizes, follow these steps:

    (In each instance, right-click on the image first)

    Firefox 3.6: View Image

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    To my knowledge, those are the most common browsers in use today. Others may have different options.


    Anyway, here we go:

    To begin, create a new form with the fields shown below. (If it is intended to be a required section of the form, ensure that both of the fields are setup that way, as shown in this first screenshot, and then click Conditions and follow the rest of the steps shown.)


    Repeat those steps for the next three (3) fields and then continue as shown:

    Save the rule and you should see the following summary:


    Now visit your form's page to test it. It's (direct) link can be found by clicking Embed Form in the toolbar at the top of the form builder window.

    I hope that tutorial was clear.

    Cheers back at you, damo74! :)