Ability to add an option for a section collapse field to have the ability to add another set of identical fields such as configurable list widget

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    setneupm
    Asked on November 04, 2018 at 09:54 PM

    Can Jotform consider adding an option for a section collapse field to have the ability to add another set of identical fields similar to the configurable list widget?

    The configurable list widget does not have a robust enough set of fields for what I need, mainly:

    conditional branching, address, file upload, etc.

    Thanks!


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    Kiran
    Answered on November 05, 2018 at 07:49 AM

    I am not sure if I understand your query correctly. Do you mean to add several fields to a section and wants to duplicate the section or fields on the form like configurable list? Unfortunately, such feature is not available at the moment. However, you may consider duplicating the fields on the form and adding conditions manually. You may also duplicate the existing conditions and change the fields from the rules and action sets for the duplicated fields.

    Let us know if you are referring something different. We will be happy to assist. 

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    setneupm
    Answered on November 05, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    Kiran,

    Yes, you understood my question! In one section of my form, I have done the manual solution that you suggested. I have added sections for education, i.e., High school, Undergraduate, Medical School, and Graduate studies. However, within each section, an individual may have several Undergraduate or Medical schools that they have attended. It may be one school or multiple. Therefore, I need the ability to let the user "Add" another institution within each section.

    I hope this makes sense. This is something that is very important for my form. I hope the team can help me find a solution. Thanks!


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    setneupm
    Answered on November 05, 2018 at 10:43 AM
    Kiran,
    Yes, you understood my question! In one section of my form, I have done the
    manual solution that you suggested. I have added sections for education,
    i.e., High school, Undergraduate, Medical School, and Graduate studies.
    However, within each section, an individual may have several Undergraduate
    or Medical schools that they have attended. It may be one school or
    multiple. Therefore, I need the ability to let the user "Add" another
    institution within each section.
    I hope this makes sense. This is something that is very important for my
    form. I hope the team can help me find a solution. Thanks!
    ...
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    Kiran
    Answered on November 05, 2018 at 12:37 PM

    You can still add the separate sections as per your requirement, by following the guide below:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/297-Show-or-Hide-Multiple-Fields-at-Once-Using-the-Section-Collapse-Field

    Could you check the following form if the new High section works for you.

    https://form.jotform.com/83085169365970

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    I have just duplicated the section of fields and added a checkbox to display the complete section by the following condition.

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    Let us know if that works.

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    setneupm
    Answered on November 05, 2018 at 02:00 PM

    Kiran,

    Thank you! Yes, I think that this would work very well. I would prefer a button to use as a trigger, but the checkbox will work. Thank you again for the quick response...

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    Mike_G
    Answered on November 05, 2018 at 03:19 PM

    That's good to know. On behalf of my colleague, Kiran, you are most welcome.

    We can try to style the checkbox field option to make it look like a button using custom CSS codes. However, it may just look like as if it is possible to add more than 1 additional section in your form.

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    setneupm
    Answered on November 07, 2018 at 10:43 AM
    Mike_G and Kirin,
    When usinfg form sections, The section Expand and collapse button is
    omitted when I publish my form to PDF for users to complete offline. Any
    suggestions here? Thanks….
    Mike

    ...
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    Kiran
    Answered on November 07, 2018 at 11:50 AM

    Your other question is moved to a separate thread and shall be addressed there shortly. Please follow the link below:

    https://www.jotform.com/answers/1635635

    Thanks!