Adding alternative values to the field items

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    communications_gsrv
    Asked on October 24, 2017 at 06:01 PM

    In other form tools I've used, I've been able to display an choice (checkbox/radio/etc) that helps the user understand the choices. Then have a value assigned to the choice with internal language to be used in notification emails and such. (Screenshot included of non-jotform tool accomplishing this).

    For example, if there is a radio button that reads "Low: Get to it when you get to it" for users filling out the form. Then in the notification email title for staff, it would just say "Low" or something else for internal use. 

    How can I accomplish this in jotforms?

    PLEASE DO NOT give me an answer about setting up conditional logic in the notification emails—that is not what I'm asking for. 

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    Mike
    Answered on October 24, 2017 at 08:50 PM

    This can be achieved with a Converted Selector widget field type.

    If you need any further assistance, please let us know.

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    communications_gsrv
    Answered on October 31, 2017 at 12:12 PM

     So, that option only allows radio buttons and dropdown menus—what if I need it to work on checkboxes so users can multi-select?

    Also, I attempted to use converted selector radio button option, but when I go to add any conditional logic to the converted selector it does not appear to work. In the attached screenshots, you can see that once I get to adding the value piece to my conditional logic, none of the field/question options are available to select (like when I'm setting up conditional logic on regular fields). There is only a free form input box for the value—nothing I enter here will trigger the logic on the actual form.

     

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    david
    Answered on October 31, 2017 at 01:23 PM

    We do allow for assigning numerical values to options but not alternate values.  The only way I can think of to accomplish what you are looking for would be to insert an additional text box for each set of options then conditionally update that text box with the alternate value depending on what is selected.

    You can also assign options calculation values:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/301-How-to-Assign-Calculation-Value

    Then use the field in a calculation widget:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/259-How-to-perform-calculation-in-the-form

    Just make sure to add the field to the equation as text.  Then use the calculation fields in your email instead of your fields that have long option text.

    For the converter widget, the alternate value is used in conditions.  Your alternate values are 1, 2, 3 etc, so that would be the value you would use in the condition.

    For example: If converter widget is equal to value 1 show submit button


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    communications_gsrv
    Answered on October 31, 2017 at 02:28 PM

    That's unfortunate. But ok, thanks.