Requests: Single condition - multiple actions; Duplicating multiple fields; Spell Check feature

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    pompom
    Asked on November 02, 2012 at 03:29 PM

    Hello,

    Similar to the post (http://www.jotform.com/answers/11392-Conditions-Request-I-want-to-set-up-a-condition-where-there-is-one-radio-button-question-that-will-hide-multiple-other-text-question-fields), I also would greatly appreciate the ability to add multiple ACTIONS to one, or multiple, CONDITION(S).  However, it seems this functionality is still unavailable.

    In addition, it would be incredibly helpful to be able to GROUP questions together for a quick COPY & PASTE of repetitive fields.  Similar to the functionality of a vector art program...being able to GROUP and UNGROUP fields would be an amazing addition.

    Lastly, a SPELLCHECK would be very helpful.  Although, I try to be conscientious of my spelling, I don't always have time to proof what I've written...and having clients point out errors on live forms is, at times, embarrassing.

    If the above suggestions are in the works, please provide a time line as to when you anticipate them being added to JotForm.  If not, please add them to your development list.

    Thanks!

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    Mike_T
    Answered on November 02, 2012 at 04:57 PM

    Thank you for your suggestions.

    The first two requests, about multiple actions on a single condition and duplicating multiple fields, have been already escalated to our Development Team and marked as nice to do. I have added your votes to both feature request tickets.

    Unfortunately, I can not provide any ETA, since our Developers are working hard on their own priority schedule. We will let you know once we get any updates.

    We do not have built-in spell checker. However, you may try to use a Google Chrome browser, misspelled words will be underlined in red, as in the following example: 



    Firefox checks the spelling of words automatically, but only in text boxes containing more than one line.

    If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know.

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    guest_23065634213042
    Answered on November 02, 2012 at 05:00 PM

    Got it.  Thanks for the quick response, Mike. 

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    Mike_T
    Answered on November 02, 2012 at 05:01 PM

    You are welcome :) Thank you for using our services.

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    ozan
    Answered on November 19, 2012 at 09:09 AM

    Hi,

    We've added this feature recently. You can chain single/multiple conditions to single/multiple actions, if the action type is "Show/Hide field" or "Send email". So you can send more than one email if user satisfies a single condition or you can show/hide multiple fields with a single condition. Old forms will not be affected and should work as expected. Also we will appreciate it if you share your feedbacks.

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    guest_23283201374042
    Answered on November 24, 2012 at 09:58 AM

    Hi,

    many thanks for implementing this useful feautre. I tried to link multiple actions (show texfields) to a single condition (value of a dropdown field).

    Therefore, I implemented the following conditions/actions:

    If dropdown=1, then show textfield 1

    If dropwown=2, then show textfield1 and show textfield 2

    If dropwown=3, then shwo textfield1 and show textfield 2 and show textfield 3

    If dropwown=4, then shwo textfield1 and show textfield 2 and show textfield 3 and show textfield 4.

     

    When testing this form, the result is as follows:

    dropbox=1 or 2: now text fields shown at all

    dropbox=3: textfields 1-3 shown, which is ok

    dropbox=4: only textfield 4 shown (instead of fields 1-4)

    Am I doing something wrong or can you reproduce this as well?

    Thanks a lot!

     

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    Deygus
    Answered on November 24, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    I went to check your form that is associated with this thread but it is saying that you deleted it. Do you have a particular form you are wanting this to be done to and if so could you please provide us with a link to it so that we can further assist you? If not were you just testing this out? I say this because its best to have the form to work on fully setup to then apply the conditions to in order to avoid other problems of having to go back and fix them.

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    FormTester
    Answered on November 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Hi,

    yes I was just testing it out as that fucntionality would be useful to me. I quickly recreated a form of this kind and now it shows all the 4 textfields for the dropdown-value of 4 but no fields at all for values 1-3

    This is the link t the form:

    http://form.jotformeu.com/form/23284387621356

    Thanks!

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    moonzkie
    Answered on November 24, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Thank you for that, we are looking into finding a solution for it.

    Thank you for your patience.

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    ozan
    Answered on November 24, 2012 at 01:53 PM

     

    Hi FormTester, actually this is a side effect of multiple conditions. For example in your case, 

    "If dropdown=1, then show textfield 1"

    is literally same to

    "If dropdown is not equal to 1, then hide textfield1"

    Then, when dropdown is equal to 2, it would be decent to hide textfield1 according to the statement above. But look at your second condition:

     

    "If dropdown=2, then show textfield1 and show textfield2"

    This condition contradicts with the first condition, right? When dropdown is equal to 2, which condition should be handled? This is ambigious. So, when you mention the same field in multiple conditions, it is possible to have contradictions like this one.

    So, this issue isn't a bug at all. But we will try to clarify this issue, maybe it can be implemented in a way that if one of the conditions are true, only the valid condition will be applied, other than apply one of the invalid ones.

    We will let you notice when this is updated. Thanks.

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    FormTester
    Answered on November 24, 2012 at 03:27 PM

    Hi,

    okay, I see - got the problem. Thanks for the explanation!

    Indeed your suggestion of applying the coditions  "in a way that if one of the conditions are true, only the valid condition will be applied, other than apply one of the invalid ones"  would be a great help in implementing the desired behaviour.

    Thanks again!

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    FormTester
    Answered on November 25, 2012 at 04:57 AM

    Maybe another solution could be to implement the conditions "less than" and "greater than" in your tool. This would also allow for showing a user-selected (e.g. base on dropdown field) number of text fields.

    if dropdown<1 hide textfield1

    if dropdown <2 hide textfield2

    if dropdown <3 hide textfield 3

    etc...

    This way, each field would only appear in one single condition and the above encountered contradictions could be avoided...

    Or do you see a way of achieving the desired functionality with the currently availabe features?

    btw: great support!!!

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    idarktech
    Answered on November 25, 2012 at 05:07 AM

    Hi Arto,

    That's possible using Spinner Tool, it's under Survey Tools. Here's an example condition:

    You can clone this demo form: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/22886773026967 to figure out the setup. Thanks!

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    FormTester
    Answered on November 25, 2012 at 05:22 AM

    perfect, this is exactly what I needed. Thanks a lot!

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    gori-mathew
    Answered on November 25, 2012 at 05:51 AM

    I am very glad to hear that, do not hesitate to contact us through our forum or email , any time you need it

    Cheers!

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    guest_23304376520042
    Answered on November 26, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Hi,

    after having successfully implemented the hiding of different textfields based on the value of the spinner-tool (as suggested above), I'm now facing a new problem:

    The value selected with the spinner-tool is supposed to be the number of items, a user wants to buy. I've just noticed, this actually has to be implemented by the payment tool (including the quantity option), as I would like to integrate a payment service. And there, the box, where the user can select the number of items, is not a spinner-tool, but a dropdown (no "greater than" condition available). Furthermore I wasn't able to address this dropdown-field in the conditional-statement environment at all.

    My question is now: is it possibe to show/hide different textfields based on the quantity selector of the payment tool? So, if the user chooses to buy 2 items, then 2 text fields (where the user can specify the item numbers) will apperar,etc...

    Thanks for your help!

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    jeanettebmz
    Answered on November 26, 2012 at 01:20 PM

    Actually this is not possible as for the moment . The conditions are only possible to be stablished based on product items .

    I will be sending this request to our feature request list and if we se more people requesting the same thing, the request might be considered with a urgent priority

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    FormTester
    Answered on November 26, 2012 at 03:47 PM

    Okay, thanks! But it`s not only about making the product quantity selector-dropdown accessible via the condition interface, as this alone would probably not allow for the selective hiding of textfields as desired above (due to missing "greater than" condition for dropdowns).

    Therefore, maybe an easier solution could be to use a standard spinner-tool for quantity selection of the product (for this tool the hiding of textfields in the desired way works fine) and link the quantity information to the single product-payment tool and calculate the total?

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    Mike_T
    Answered on November 26, 2012 at 04:37 PM

    We understand your point, but I am afraid that we can not simply replace the quantity DropDown with the Spinner tool. The DropDown quantity is preferred by some users, also  the Spinner will require additional validation, reworked integrations with 3rd party Payment Tools and other important things.

    Alternatively, it might be possible to use the Matrix fields in your conditions.

    Please check the following example form:

    http://www.jotformpro.com/form/23266002487956

    You may import that form to your account to check the back end.

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    FormTester
    Answered on November 28, 2012 at 03:03 PM

    Thanks! Meanwhile I managed to implement the desired functionality using some javascripting.

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    Mike_T
    Answered on November 28, 2012 at 03:08 PM

    We are happy to hear that.

    Thank you very much for your understanding. We are glad to have such a great user :)