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    Is there a feature that allows respondents to enter multiple instances of the same data?

    Asked by bcmwebops on March 24, 2011 at 01:52 PM

    Does JotForm have a feature that allows respondents to enter multiple instances of the same data fields? 

    For example in a resume form, the capability for the respondent to enter information about more than one job would be a requirement.  So it should look something like this:

    Job Experience 
    Company Name:
    Job Title:
    Job Description:
    *Click to add another Job Experience (or some type of tool for them to add another entry)

    I've included a screenshot of a form that collects cardiac care data from a patient that has this feature (created with Infopath).


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    Answered by brx250 on March 24, 2011 at 10:54 PM


    Hi there,

     Yes, this is possible. You can use conditions to achieve this. It might need a little bit of work though.

    Now, to better help you I’ve gone ahead and made a simple example using “conditions”.  Go ahead and import the form to your account and play around with it.




     To import a form follow the following instructions:

    1)     Go to your “My Forms” section.

    2)     Click on “New Form”.

    3)     Click on “Import Form”.

    4)     Then Click on “From a webpage”.

    5)     Enter the URL http://www.jotform.com/form/10795726994.

    6)     Then click “Continue”.



    Albert | JotForm Support

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    Answered by bcmwebops on March 25, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Thanks so much for the quick reply. Much appreciated!

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    Answered by bcmwebops on March 29, 2011 at 01:24 PM

    I was able to create my form with the conditional fields without a problem, but I have a follow up question. 

    Is there a way to allow a respondent to add an entry on the fly, without having to know how many entries they are going to add?  It appears as if I need to estimate how many entries a respondent might have when answering a repeating group of questions, and that I would have to add that estimated number of repeating fields and conditions in the form design to accommodate that.  Is this correct? 




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    Answered by NeilVicente on March 30, 2011 at 08:56 AM


    I know it seems like a pretty daunting task but that's just how it can be made possible with the current version of Jotform's Form Builder. Anyway, to cut the time spent on making that much form fields, you can always use the Duplicate field function. Right click on the field that you want to make a copy of and then click Duplicate.


    Please let us know if you have any other concerns or questions and we'll be more than glad to help you.