- creliaborisAsked on November 29, 2017 at 09:56 PM
I'd like to use the field option in creating a guiding text box that is placed along the form. I see it gives me the full name as an option to us, but I'd like to just have "Mr. XYZ" (even though I'm collecting the full name, with prefix/middle/suffix, in the first question of the form). Is there a way (similar to how you can prepopulate a URL with a field alias that is assigned just to last name for example), to do the same in filling text box field inserts?
- JotForm SupportNik_CAnswered on November 30, 2017 at 04:30 AM
I wasn't completely sure what would you like to do, but you could represent Name field with text fields, like:
So each part of Name field is represented by one short text field. Then, you can easily show each field in Text field, for example:
Here is my test form: https://form.jotform.com/73331912451955
Please let us know if you need any further assistance.
- creliaborisAnswered on November 30, 2017 at 08:01 AM
Yes, of course. I knew that I could construct it out of individual pieces. If it wasn't clear, when you have a 'text' type of field (where you have formattable text that can be inserted as an instructional sort of section), there is a dropdown called 'field'. I would think that fields like "Name" (which have multiple pieces to them, should be represented in the individual components (first, last, etc), rather than as just one block. That was the idea. Of course creating a series of short boxes that represent the individual components will get me there as well...it's just that "Name" as a field gives a nice quick way of compactly organizing the components, and it would be nice to then have access to the individual pieces, when referencing the field. Thanks for your help.
- JotForm SupportBDAVIDAnswered on November 30, 2017 at 10:34 AM
Unfortunately, that's is not possible:
I have forwarded this as a feature request to our back end team. If this gets implemented in the future, you will be notified via this thread.
- creliaborisAnswered on November 30, 2017 at 01:08 PM
I'm not sure I'm understanding. the screenshot is meant to show what I'm asking for, or what's available? If the latter, that's exactly what I want. If it's just a mockup, then understood.
- JotForm SupportNik_CAnswered on November 30, 2017 at 02:16 PM
Yes, that was a mockup that my colleague used to represent the possible option. This ticket is forwarded to our backend team for a possible implementation.
We cannot give you an ETA, but we will certainly inform you through this thread once/if the feature is implemented.