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    Save & Edit and Tables

    Asked by rabrah on February 28, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Hi,

    I need to create a BIG form (59 pages!) and I want to let the user save the content and comeback to edit it later before they finally press 'Submit'.......is that possible?

    Also, I want to add a table for the user to complete e.g.  I want to have rows of data associated with various columns.  For example, I want to ask what payment types the customer accepts and for what e.g.

    Payment Guarantee Deposit

    Payment Type 1 Yes                       No                     No

    Payment Type 2                    No                       Yes                    Yes

     

    I then want the answer given back as a table......is this possible?

    Thanks,

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    Answered by abajan on February 28, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Yes, if I understand your question correctly, that should be doable.

    Regarding the first question, please see our guide titled How to Save Forms and Continue Later

    As to the second query, the matrix tool would be appropriate for that:


    The default setting of the matrix (radio buttons) should fit the bill but if you would like assistance with the tool, we'd be happy to help.

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    Answered by rabrah on February 28, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    This is great - thank you for a VERY prompt response.

    With the Matrix, can I have different column types/field lengths?  For example, I want the form to collect the follwoing type of information:

     

    Rate Type    Effective Date Room Type Availability Single Price   Double Price      Comments

    Best Availalbe    21/12/2013       Double             Mon-Fri                   $150           $200           Max 25 chars

     

    Thanks,

     

    Roger

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    Answered by abajan on February 28, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Currently, it's not possible to mix field types in a matrix. However, injected CSS can be used to apply different widths to its columns, as illustrated by my colleague idarktech in this other thread.

    From the data you've provided, it looks like you'll be using all text boxes and it would just be a matter of varying the column widths. I'll see if I can work on the requisite CSS and get back to you.

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    Answered by rabrah on February 28, 2013 at 01:25 PM

    This sounds great - I am not sure what a CSS is, but if it works I will be happy :-)

    Many thanks,

    Roger

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    Answered by abajan on February 28, 2013 at 01:39 PM

    CSS is short for Cascading Style Sheets and without it, the internet would be a pretty boring place! Feel free to view the three presentations at the bottom of this page. Currently, CSS only styles visually and aurally but there have been recent experiments with touch (haptics) and smell! So, in the not too distant future, you might have rules containing declarations of touch: rough; or fragrance: jasmine;

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    Answered by rabrah on February 28, 2013 at 02:15 PM

    Thanks for the explanation.  I will check out the presentations.  If you could let me have the required CSS for varying the column then I can use that (and not worry too much about mixing the field types).

    Thanks for all your help.

    Roger

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    Answered by jonathan on February 28, 2013 at 06:10 PM

    @Roger,

    As mentioned by Wayne (abajan), you can follow this thread us guide on which CSS code you can use on your form's matrix table field.

    This is the guide on how you can inject CSS code to your form.

    I created a quick sample form and addedd the CSS codes to customize the matrix texboxes width.

    Here is the form http://www.jotformpro.com/form/30586542305957

    Please inform us if you have further inquiry.

    Thanks.