How to enter a quantity for multiple items and send to email.

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    Asked on January 23, 2011 at 09:18 PM

    I am trying to use jotform to create a web page for my customers use to order products.  My customers need to see a list of items that I sell and be able to enter a quantity of each item they want.  After they look through the list of items on a web page and enter quantities for each item, they press Submit.  I would then like the form to be sent to my email address so I can see the quantity of each item ordered. 

    I worked with jotform this weekend and can get text boxes and text area's to be sent to my email address.  I cannot figure out how to enter many items and have a field by each one to enter a number for the quantity and have it send to my email. 

    I tried using a text box for customers to enter in quantities and free text for the item descriptions (so that area could not be edited).  After pressing Submit, the quantities from the text box show up in the email, but the text in the free text box does not.

    Can you tell me the best way to accomplish what I have described? 

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    Answered on January 24, 2011 at 07:23 AM

    Have you tried the Payment Options? If you don't want to use a specific payment gateway you can use Purchase Order option at the bottom. When you add purchase order into your form a Wizard will pop-up and give you the directions. You can create as many item as you want. You can also assign pictures to these items and give them properties such as Color, Size, Quantity and custom properties according to your needs. In order to add these properties Just click Add New Option button on each product.

    When you add Quantity Jotform will automatically calculate the total price and display it to the user. In order to do this you just need to select Show total on the form option on the wizard.



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    Answered on January 24, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Yes, I did try that.  I would really like my customers to be able to enter in their own quantity and not choose from a list.  Also, I would like the quantity field to be either right or left of the item description, not below.  Is there a way to move the quantity field and make the quantitiy input a different type of field? 

    Also, I do not want to list a price.  If I put 0.00 in the price field, it displays Free next to the item.  I don't want that either.  Is it possible to not list a price and not display Free?

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    Answered on January 24, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    If you do not need a total or quantity calculations, I think you should not use Purchase Order.

    Just create regular fields for them. If you cannot make them look exactly how you want it, get full form source code, copy it to a good HTML editor such as DreamWeaver and make them look like how you want it.

    Here is how you can get full form source code. Open your form on the Form Builder:

    1. Open "Setup & Share" tab on toolbar,

    2. Click on "Embed Code"

    3. Click on "Source" button and copy it to your web site.