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    How to make matrix with textarea fields

    Asked by cfaller on February 26, 2013 at 09:55 PM

    I use a matrix of text boxes in my form, but I'd rather a matrix of text areas.  Is this posible?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on February 27, 2013 at 02:39 AM


    That's possible when you get your form source code and modify it the way you want since we do not have it on the form builder yet. To change text box to text area, simply find all the text boxes under form-matrix-values and change <input to <textarea> </textarea>



    <input class="form-textbox" type="text" size="5" name="q3_test[0][]" />

    To: (the highlighted in red above is removed/changed)

    <textarea class="form-textbox" size="5" name="q3_test[0][]"> </textarea>


    Let us know if you need further assistance about this. Thanks!

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    Answered by cfaller on February 27, 2013 at 07:31 AM

    Great.  Thanks.  It's good to know it's possible.

    Can I do this while the form is still on jotform.com?  I didn't plan to move the form to another website.

    In the past I tried doing what you suggest using a "free text (html)" box,  I could get it to display correctly, but it wouldn't save the inputs.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EduardoMendez on February 27, 2013 at 08:59 AM

    Hi there, 

    You can try the following:

    Please let us know if that helped!

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    Answered by Welvin on February 27, 2013 at 09:02 AM


    No, you can't. You will have to finish the form into our form builder. After that, get your form full source codes as stated by my colleague Elton and from the given codes, edit the Matrix codes, still as stated by Elton before embedding the form into your website.



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    Answered by cfaller on February 27, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Thank you all for your help.  I have a personal website that I was hoping to not use for this.  But I followed Elton's suggestion and it works great.

    Now I just have to decide where to host it permanently.



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    Answered by uhrej3 on October 07, 2014 at 01:41 AM

    Big thanks!