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    How can I allow multiple selections with radio buttons?

    Asked by tiffanyalvord on October 15, 2012 at 05:47 PM

    I want fans to choose up to 4 songs out of 20 by selcting the songs with a radio button. Right now, the form only allows one radio button to be selected.

    Page URL:
    http://bit.ly/RequestSongs

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on October 15, 2012 at 06:04 PM

    Hello,

    Radio buttons are designed to accept only a single selection. Please use a checkbox instead for multiple selections.

    However, we don't have a built-in feature that will set a limit to how many selections can be made on a checkbox field.

    There is a custom JavaScript workaround available, but it will require the form's full source codes to be embedded on your site. If you're okay with that, let us know so we may be able to assist you further.

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    Answered by tiffanyalvord on October 15, 2012 at 06:31 PM

    Thank you. I think using the checkbox option will work great. Will I see the selections from all submissioins in a report form showing the top choices checked?

     

    Would a matrix form be better from the survey options and I can just use that with two colum. The first colum would have all the choices and the second colum would be the radio button that they could select or not?

     

    What would give me the best report results for top selections?

     

    Thank you so much for your help.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by idarktech on October 15, 2012 at 07:01 PM

    @tiffanyalvord

    Unfortunately, matrix tool doesn't support multiple input types, in other words you can only use radio buttons for the entire matrix field if you wish to use radio button. However, you can always achieved this by downloading your form source code and modify it there to create two input types for your matrix fields, it's kind of a bit laborious but it would help. If you wish to go on this route, just let us know so we can help you further with this.

    If you're talking about visual reports, matrix and checkboxes fields generates the same result. However, I may suggest to use matrix tool as they are designed for survey forms. Though, it's up to your preference.

    Update us here if you need any assistance. Thanks!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on October 15, 2012 at 07:23 PM

    @tiffanyalvord

    In addition to my colleagues, you may also try to check what was discussed on this thread "Limit-checkbox-question-answers-to-three-only" about the checkboxes limiting.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by jonathan on October 15, 2012 at 08:28 PM

    Hi,

    I found time to test it on your form on limiting checkboxes described on this thread.

    You can test the demo form here. And also the submission result here when you do the test.

    Hope this help too. 

    Thanks.