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    Refresh dropdown options automatically

    Asked by tuskezs on May 18, 2013 at 04:02 AM

    Hi,

    I prepared an order form, which contains a  product fields (10 times). The list of products changes every week. Is there a way to refresh the options of the dropdown fields other than using the user interface (one by one). Is it possible to make automatic weekly refreshment?

    Thanks,

    Zsolt

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    http://www.jotform.com//?formID=31356305303342

    refresh order form product thanks
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on May 18, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Do you mean that you would like the form to automatically update how many of each item users can purchase based on how many have already have been sold? If so, our form builder doesn't  currently have any such functionality. If this is not what you meant, please elaborate. An example would be helpful.

    Thanks

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    Answered by tuskezs on May 19, 2013 at 02:00 PM

    Thanks for your answer, but I want something else:

    An example: this week we sell 3 different products and I put them into a dropdown field (as options [Users can choose from these options]):

    Product 1

    Product 2

    Product 3

    Next week there is a slight change: there is no more Product 1 but there is a new product with a new name (Product 5). So I have to update the dropdown field (change the options manually) to

    Product 5

    Product 2

    Product 3

    The question is, that the Option attribute of a dropdown field can be updated somehow from outside not only on the user interface (we have 10 dropdown fields on the form with the same option attributes and I should change them manually)?

    Thanks,

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on May 19, 2013 at 07:15 PM

    @ tuskezs

    Unfortunately, yes you have to update them manually. The other way is to take your form source code and update the options manually there but I think it would still be easier if you will do that in the form builder.

    Thank you!