How to update a select field with a custom value before submitting?

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    Dario Galleno
    Asked on June 26, 2020 at 06:08 AM

    Good day, 

    please I need your help and suggestions in order to fix an update trick.

    I've created a select field with groups and values : Services(group) -- communication services , teaching etc..(values) and OTHER(group) insert your service(value) that enable a conditional logic field to be filled with the information.

    I would like thet this conditional imput will update the group list in the field above before submitting the form.

    I tried another logical conditional  as " if the fild is Filled copy the value in...) but it will break the first logical condition.

    here below my form if it could help..

    many tks in advance for your kind help.


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    Answered on June 26, 2020 at 07:13 AM

    I am not sure if I understand your query correctly. Do you mean to update the dropdown with a value when the other field filled? If so, unfortunately, it is not possible to update the widget dropdown value by conditions.

    Let us know if you are referring something different. We will be happy to help. 

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    Answered on June 26, 2020 at 07:41 AM

    Hi Kiran, 

    yes, correct.. it s exaclty what I would..Is it possible update some other field type? checkboxes.f.e.?

    if it possible I will change the form according this condition..

    If not the only way is update manually when "other" field is filled...isn't it?

    many many tks


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    Answered on June 26, 2020 at 08:05 AM

    Hi Dario,

    It is not possible to change the dropdown or checkboxes option using the condition. 

    I created a demo form:

    Could you please test and check if that's what you're looking for?

    If yes, I created multiple dropdown fields and use the show/hide condition. Here's a related guide: How-to-Show-or-Hide-Fields-Base-on-User-s-Answer

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    Answered on June 26, 2020 at 08:37 AM

    Many tks for your suggestions. 

    it is not properly what I looking for, but It could be a solution.

    Many tks 


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    Answered on June 26, 2020 at 08:55 AM

    Unfortunately, it's not possible to update the widget from a short text entry field. You can copy the value if it's both a regular dropdown field, but with the same value only.

    You might consider using form source if you are into advanced coding

    Let us know if you have any questions or if you need further assistance.