I need a form where people do it in the order of their hire-date or age

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    DFWRES
    Asked on December 19, 2017 at 03:44 PM

    Is there a widget or add-on so that I can have people fill out their forms in the order I want them to? I'm creating a shift-bid and I need people to fill out this jotform in the order of their hire date. Is this possible? Thanks!

     

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    Marvih
    Answered on December 19, 2017 at 04:34 PM

    Can you please give us more details regarding this ? Sorry if I don't clearly understand how you wanted it to work.

    We will wait for your response.

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    DFWRES
    Answered on December 19, 2017 at 04:54 PM

    Hi, thanks! I've created a shift-bid through jotform and I need our employees to submit their preferences in the order of their hire-date because those with the most seniority will get priority over those with the lowest. Is there a widget or something else I can incorporate that only allows employees to submit their submissions in the order we have them designated through jotform. Below is the link to my form and the generic password is 123456. Thanks

    https://form.jotform.com/73455173842965

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    Welvin
    Answered on December 19, 2017 at 05:54 PM

    I'd suggest adding multiple sections, one for the old hires and another for the new hires. Add a date field in the form then conditionally show this section(s) based on the date selection. Basically, you will set a preference for each group. 

    Here's quick demo form you can check: https://www.jotform.com/73526854814969. Select before and after December 1, 2017 dates.

    The conditions are these:

    I hope that helps. Let us know if you need further assistance.

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    DFWRES
    Answered on December 19, 2017 at 06:19 PM

    I'm actually looking for something more automated I have over 700 employees with varying hire dates. What I'm looking for is a way to prevent someone who has a new hire date from submitting their form before the person with an older hire date. Is that possible?

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    Welvin
    Answered on December 19, 2017 at 06:37 PM

    Perhaps, let them know about the form by batch. First come first serve basis? Let old hires know about the form first then set them a deadline. After that, let new hires do it next. That may work. That is still part of the automation, I think. But not unless you do not have their email address as a list.

    OR, I think my condition should still work for the purpose. For example, show the submit button if the date equals to past date (that may consider them as old hire). Hide if the date is new (that may appear as a new hire).

    Demo: https://www.jotform.com/73527105214953.

    Well, this isn't safe from errors, but you should know who are old and new hires. I'm sure they won't gamble their job making mistakes on this very simple approach. 


    Other than the above methods, I am not sure if it's possible or there's another workaround.