How can I create programmatically-defined dropdown options?

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    Asked on October 12, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    I am trying to create a tool to help users follow a naming convention when creating multiple (sometimes 20+) ads that need to be identified in a standard way.

    In order to allow for different amounts of each field going into the naming convention, many drop-down fields have to be repeated.

    Every few weeks changes need to be made to some of the options in the drop-downs, but I don't want to have to go through 20-30 versions of the same drop-down making the change 1 by 1.

    Is there a way I can link all instances of the same drop-down to a common source list of options?

    In the below link you can see an example of this where the "Format", "Language" and "Dims/Length" fields are each replicated in multiple sections.

    Thank you,


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    Answered on October 12, 2017 at 02:16 PM

    Unfortunately it is currently not possible to populate dropdown options from any external source.

    The only option available is to manually add options in the dropdown field of your form. 

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    Answered on October 12, 2017 at 02:46 PM

    Hi Ashwin,

    Thank you for getting back to me so quickly.

    Just to make absolutely sure, is there any way I can create my own "Pre-Defined Optons" sets?

    Also, do you have a release calendar or product road map for upcoming features

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    Answered on October 12, 2017 at 03:44 PM

    I am afraid that you cannot save a predefined options set at JotForm to use it later or in multiple places at the same time.

    At this time we do not have a public road map for upcoming features. We usually do announcements about new features in our blog and newsletter emails.

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    Answered on October 12, 2017 at 03:49 PM

    ok, thanks Mike.