can i show the number of submissions on the form?

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    Asked on November 04, 2012 at 05:38 AM

    i am taking enrollments from the form and i have a limited number of seats available for a student trip

    i would like to show on the form the total number of seats left? 

    a counter that decreases everytime a submission is successful. 


    Please let me know if its possible


    Thank you!

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    Answered on November 04, 2012 at 06:58 AM


    JotForm currently does not have this feature. Although it was already added to our feature request list, our developers have not yet scheduled this feature's priority, so I cannot give a date as to when it will be finished.

    The good news is that on a previous thread opened by another user, I have suggested a workaround to achieve the same effect.

    Click here to see the workaround in action. Below are the instructions on how to implement this (copied from my response on this thread)

    First, you need to insert a unique ID field in your form. You can find it under the Power Tools section of the Form Builder.

    Name the ID to something like 'Products submitted' or 'Entries Submitted'.  This label will be displayed in the form as the title of the counter.

    Unique ID should start at zero the first time it is added to a form, meaning, previous entries will not be counted.

    Then, create an HTML Table report for your form:

    1.  Go to My Forms

    2.  Click on the specific form where you want the counter to appear

    3.  Click the Reports button in the toolbar then choose Add New Report

    4.  Choose HTML Table Listing from the options then click Next

    5.  Check only the Unique ID field to display on your report then click Next

    6.  Get the iFrame code for your report

    7.  Edit your form. Insert a Free Text HTML field in your form. This tool can be found under the Power Tools section as well

    8.  Click the HTML button in the toolbar then copy your report's iframe code.Change the height and min-height to 59px. You may adjust the width as well to your preferred value. Also, change  scrolling="auto" to scrolling="no" in your report's iframe code.

    9.  Copy and paste this code before your report's iframe code

    <div style="width: 100%; height: 100%; top: 0px; left: 0pt; position: absolute; z-index: 100;"></div>

    For example:

    10.  Save and test your form.

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    Answered on November 04, 2012 at 07:07 AM

    In addition to the work around stated on my first post, you may also limit your form submission. This is to ensure that nobody else can register on the form when your limit is reached. To do this, follow this steps:

    1. Select Setup & Embed

    2. Click Preferences

    3. Select Form Limits

    Hope this helps. Thank you.