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    Form Collapse: Showing on a new page?

    Asked by tr1n1tyHealth on July 16, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Hi, 

    I have a pretty long and complicated form. I was told previously that I couldn't show multiple pages using check boxes (the forms only show single selections), so JotForm Support helped me change my form to use form collapses instead of pages. 

    Now that I have my form collapses and conditions created, I'd like to find out of there is anyway to get the collapsed portions to show up on another page when they are opened by a condition. If you take a look at my form, you'll see why (once you select Learning Activities). 

    I saw that you can now use Page Breaks with form collapses; however, when I place breaks directly before a collapse, it won't show any form collapses after it. 

    I'm confused on how I could possibly make this work because of how long this form is—I really don't want to "show" a hundred fields all on one page.

    Here's my form: http://form.jotform.us/jsform/31955521090148

    Thanks, 

    Kristen

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on July 16, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Hi Kristen,

    Unfortunately, that isn't possible and may break your current conditional logic. Since they can select multiple "learning activities",you cannot force logic to skip to a second page then skip to another to show questions from Learning activities options.

    You might want to consider using my logic from this form: http://jotformpro.com/form/31907367677972. It shows a blank page using a page break if none or only one or two activities are selected. 

     

    Thanks

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    Answered by tr1n1tyHealth on July 16, 2013 at 02:35 PM

    I see the blank page, but it doesn't show any of the fields for the selected check boxes—it just jumps to the blank page.

    - Kristen

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on July 16, 2013 at 04:17 PM

    Hi Kristen,

    The Learning Acitivities page seems to be working fine when I tested this form http://form.jotform.us/form/31955521090148

    The collapse fiels are able to show/hide when selecting the Learning Activities checkboxes and the Next button at the bottom sends to Next page (Thank you page).

    Can you please describe more which part is not working exactly. We will check further.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by tr1n1tyHealth on July 16, 2013 at 04:37 PM

    Yes, technically, my form does work. It show/hides based on what you select for Learning Activities.

    My issue with how it works right now, is that it's showing everything on one page. Potentially, that could show a user hundreds of fields on a single page which can get overwhelming for the person filling it out.

    What I was hoping to do with this is break it up into pages. So, if they select Assignments and Evaluation, that it displays those fields on their own pages—instead of all on one page. I know from talking to support from before that JotForm doesn't allow you to put conditions on multiple selections, and it sounds like I can't put in page breaks with my collapsed fields either.

    So is it at all possible to get those fields to show up on their own pages (by using a Next button) instead of having hundreds of fields all on one page? It's just so overwhelming and I'm trying to show small pieces of it at a time without a ton of scrolling.

    Thanks,

    Kristen

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    Answered by jonathan on July 16, 2013 at 05:57 PM

    Hi Kristen,

    Thank you for the clarifcation about this.

    As already mentioned by our colleague Welvin, the logic condition is nearly impossible to do if we will opt to use the Checkboxes as the selection option since it allows multiple selections.

    Unlike the Radio button that allows only single selecition, you can build the logic condition to skip to specific page in the form whenever a Learning Acitivites is selected.

    I would suggest to use the Radio button in replacement to Checkboxes (this means only 1 Learning Activities allowed at a time) to achieved the condition 1 page for each Learning Activities selected.

    Using the Radio Button will actually NOT limit the form user from selecting multiple Learning Activities. The user can still fill-in each Learning Activities from each own page BEFORE the form can be finally submitted. 

    Example:

    On each Learning Activies page, put a checkbox option if the user is finally satisfied with the answers or would like to finally submit the form. When this checkbox is answered, only then the final thank you page will be access when the user click on the Next button

    If single selection is not viable for Learning Activities, I am sorry, but we have to concede that we cannot build the condition logic of skipping pages for the mutliple checkboxes option.

    Hope this help. Inform us if you need further assistance.

    Thanks.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on July 16, 2013 at 06:33 PM

    Hi,

    I have created a demo form of the idea using the Radion button. You may want to check it also to have a better understanding of my suggestion.

    Demo form:

    http://www.jotform.co/form/31966953328870

    Hope this help.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by tr1n1tyHealth on July 24, 2013 at 01:02 PM

    Bummer. Thanks for the help.

    So if I change these to radio buttons and they keep going back to the "main page" to select a new activity, does it retain the data for anything they've filled out?

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    Answered by Morian on July 24, 2013 at 01:42 PM

    So if I change these to radio buttons and they keep going back to the "main page" to select a new activity, does it retain the data for anything they've filled out?

    Yes it does. You can try the demo form that my colleague made to check. Let us know if you need further assistance. Thanks!