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    Populate drop down based on previous selection

    Asked by kleindesign on May 15, 2013 at 02:07 PM

    Hi I was wondering if there is a way to show a drop down option based on a previous drop down selection?


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Morian on May 15, 2013 at 02:20 PM

    Yes! Basically, you would need to use conditions for that

    Click on Condition and select Show/Hide a form field



    From there, it will allow you to create your condition (what drop down option to show based on user's previous selection)


    Hope this helps. Let us know if you have further questions! =)

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    Answered by glennlee on May 15, 2013 at 02:24 PM


    Thanks for contacting us!

    If you are asking if you can choose what option to show in the second drop down menu based on previous answer, this function is not possible. You cannot hide or show options in the drop down menu.

    What you can do is create another drop down menu for the another set of option you want to show.

    Here is the tutorial on how to use conditions.


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    Answered by tonyberber on March 24, 2017 at 10:38 AM

    Dear support

    Has there been an update on this?

    I'd like the dropdown to automatically select an option based on the value of a previous field.

    thank you!


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on March 24, 2017 at 01:32 PM

    @tonyberber Your request seems a bit different than that original so I have moved it to a thread of its own.  I will address your question in the following thread shortly:


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    Answered by tonyberber on March 24, 2017 at 09:46 PM
    thank you!
    Tony Berber Sardinha