How to split data of multiple entry fields like Checkboxes into separate entry

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    Asked on March 02, 2018 at 05:07 PM
    Hi! We are in the process of moving our forms from wufoo to jotforms and I am having a little issue with the checkboxes.
    In wufoo when it was multiple choice, each choice was an entry so it was more straightforward when matching the entry with the checkbox in the pdf. In Jotform, the multiple choice comes in one entry separating them by a (,).
    Do you know how to work this out?
    Example, in wufoo:
    1. microwave
    2. Fridge
    3. Oven
    microwave, fridge, oven
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    Answered on March 02, 2018 at 07:02 PM

    This is how the multiple entry fields like Checkbox, Radio option, Dropdown and other multiple entry widgets in JotForm works. It always consider the multiple entry in one field as one data field only.

    The common method used in separating the data is to instead use separate field for each of the intended entry.

    For example if using checkbox field, you just add multiple checkbox field with 1 entry for each of the possible option. The result data then will be separate already (i.e. checkbox 1, checkbox 2,...)

    Should you require that the multiple checkbox data to be contained within 1 field entry only, you can use calculation/condition tool to combine all the entry into single field.


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    I hope this help. Let us know if need further assistance.