Everything is working fine but how do we bring through the 'Other' comp

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    avwhittingham
    Asked on February 08, 2018 at 02:04 PM

    Everything is working fine but how do we bring through the 'Other' component of a single choice radio button where the user has put in their own information?

    Thanks



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Automatically Pass Form Data to Another Form

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    david
    Answered on February 08, 2018 at 03:14 PM

    The other option can be targeted using fieldID[other] and then fieldID=other

    Something like the following:

    https://form.jotform.com/80385942921967?typeA[other]=test&typeA=other

    with typeA being the field ID for that single choice field.


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    avwhittingham
    Answered on February 09, 2018 at 06:46 AM

    Thanks but I just can't fathom this bit out and am obviously missing something.

    I have a gateway form that is being used to pass info to the 2nd form to enable the save and continue feature, everything is working well but I have a  single choice field with an 'Other' option, everything is being brought through unless the 'Other' option is filled by the user and this is just blank on the 2nd form.

    Below is the formula that I'm using where 'rolecapacity' is the single choice field with the 'other' option:

    When I add &rolecapacity[other]={rolecapacity:other} the input appears briefly on the 2nd form and then diappears

    My forms are: https://form.jotformeu.com/80384444520352 (1st form)

    and https://form.jotformeu.com/80223069320345 (2nd form)

    https://form.jotformeu.com/80223069320345?session={email}&name[first]={name:first}&name[last]={name:last}&school={typeA}&email={email}&calcvalue={calculation}&rolecapacity={rolecapacity}&rolecapacity[other]={rolecapacity:other}

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    Richie_P
    Answered on February 09, 2018 at 09:49 AM

    I cloned your two forms and tried to test it out using your URL parameter codes.

    The codes works at my side , but when I choose an item, the first letter of the item would be placed in other.


    But when I change the URL to rolecapacity[other]={rolecapacity} the Other input would be transferred correctly, but it will also get the answer from the items when Other is not selected.

    Is this the issue on hand or different? Let us know so we can forward this to our L2 so they can check it out.


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    avwhittingham
    Answered on February 09, 2018 at 10:06 AM

    This seems to have solved my dilemma, I can live with the answer from the items being placed in the box but would like it to be resolved at some point if possible.

    I'll give it a thorough working over and hopefully I'm set to go now.

    Many thanks as once again I'm impressed by your knowledge and speed of response

    Tony 

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    avwhittingham
    Answered on February 09, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    There is a slight problem insomuch as the 'Other' option is brought through now but the actual selection for 'Other' isn't selected, meaning that if you don't mark the 'Other' option on form 2 it is lost from this form.

    We can issue instructions to this effect but I'm at a loss as to how to resolve it automatically.

    Thanks in anticipation

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    Richie_P
    Answered on February 09, 2018 at 11:19 AM

    You can try this URL parameter code: https://form.jotformeu.com/80223069320345?session={email}&name[first]={name:first}&name[last]={name:last}&school={typeA}&email={email}&calcvalue={calculation}&rolecapacity={rolecapacity}&rolecapacity[other]={rolecapacity:other}

    I have forwarded the issue on "other" textbox having text when an item is selected to our second level so they can check it our further.

    We will update your via this thread.

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    avwhittingham
    Answered on February 09, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    Thanks, but it still doesn't resolve the issue of the 'Other' box not being selected on the 2nd form, the input is there but unless you manually select the 'other' radio on form 2 you lose the input when you navigate to the following page.

    As I say no great problem just one of those things that I wished worked.

    Thanks again

    Tony Whittingham

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    Richie_P
    Answered on February 09, 2018 at 11:37 AM

    I will update the ticket on the "Other" box not being selected, thank you for pointing it out.



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    Richie_P
    Answered on February 09, 2018 at 11:41 AM

    Update: I have moved your issue on  the 'Other' box not being selected to a new thread, to avoid confusion and so that we can assists you better.

    You can follow this link, https://www.jotform.com/answers/1379314

    Thank you.