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    Can I Duplicate Conditions that I've Already Created?

    Asked by praetas on May 16, 2011 at 06:52 PM

    I know that I cant show multiple fields based on one condition, but to save time can I duplicate a condition that I've already created so I dont have to go through the whole "If ~ Field ~ | Then Show ~ Field" for every field I want to show? 

    If I could duplicate the condition, I could just edit the "Show ~ Field" to change to the next field I want to show.

    conditions duplicate condition already created
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    Answered by allanftd on May 17, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Hi praetas,

    We're sorry but at this time, this is not possible. However, this feature that you suggested shall be of good use to JotForm users that rely heavily on Conditions for their forms to work. Hence, I shall include this in our to do list for possible implementation in the future.

    Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Thank you for using JotForm!

    JOTFORM SUPPORT 

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    Answered by transfast on June 29, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Please implement it!!

    Right now I had tons of work because this feature is missing!

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    Answered by BE on October 20, 2011 at 07:41 PM

    Hi, I'm having the same problem right now. I've got a huge form with 16 fairly complex conditions set up for the first applicant on the form, which I need to duplicate on the second form.

    Being able to do this by duplication rather than manually would save me at least 3-4 hours.

    It looks like this request was first raised on the forums over a year ago, and has been requested in one form or another by quite a few users, promised to be put on the feature list, but there's no ETA on this fairly critical functionality. Is an ETA now available?

    Also until this functionality is part of JotForm is there any way paid users can have access to their form database(s) so we can at least duplicate certain database fields to save ourselves a lot of time and double-handling?

    Thanks
    Harmony

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on October 20, 2011 at 08:01 PM

    I am sorry to say, but we cannot provide any ETA on this. However, I can assure you that we are not going to stop improving our services.

    Harmony: Please take a look at our Clone Existing From feature, this will allow you to copy the entire form with all the conditions. I hope this information will be helpful for you.

    We will update this thread once the Duplicate Conditions feature will be available.

    Thank you very much for using our services!

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    Answered by BE on October 20, 2011 at 08:25 PM

    Thanks Mike, yes that functionality will be very useful for future forms but can't help me with this one.

    If you could update this thread again when the functionality is available that would be great.

    Thanks
    Harmony

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    Answered by BE on October 21, 2011 at 02:30 AM

    I found a good workaround for this which might help someone else! I still had to create all the new conditions manually but this made the process faster and easier.

    Basically I opened up my conditions, took a screenshot, scrolled down, took another screenshot etc until I had screenshots of all the conditions. Then I used Photoshop to cut out all the conditions I wanted to clone and I pasted these into a new document and printed it out, e.g.

     

    This made it a lot easier to create the new conditions as I could just refer to this printout instead of having to remember and re-create the logic from scratch.

    The other thing I did which I found really helped was create two new labels, one above the section I was working on and one below, so it was easy to scroll to the right section when setting up the new conditions, e.g.

     

    Anyway hope that can help someone else.

    Thanks
    Harmony

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    Answered by allanftd on October 21, 2011 at 09:41 AM

    Thanks for sharing this one, Harmony! It will definitely be of good use to other JotForm users.

    Cheers!

    Allan
    JOTFORM SUPPORT

     

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    Answered by thedigitalyogi on December 27, 2011 at 04:50 PM

    +1 to this request for doing multiple things as the result of a condition.

    I'd really like to be able to do this:

     

    If x is True, and

    y is True

    then

    hide a and b

     

    happy XMas and have a Great New Year guys. Jotform's great.

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    Answered by jonsan32 on January 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    I agree with thedigitalyogi... Being able to hide a, b, c, etc... would be easier than duplicating an already established condition. However, I'd take either at this moment, as I'm attempting to add what will come out to 660 variables. My form has 10 different fields for up to 12 different individuals. When they select to pay for 1, 2, 3,.. 12 people, only that number of individuals will be shown. Little to say, this will take me about 5 hours of straight work.... whereas a duplication method would bring it down to less than an hour and being able to hide multiple fields simultaneously within a single condition would bring that time down to 10 minutes.

    With all the complaining aside, however, this is a truly great service that I appreciate a ton! Thanks for paying attention Jotform.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on January 12, 2012 at 04:11 PM

    @Jonathan

    We appreciate your input on this matter. I have alerted our developers so we would know the status of this feature request.

    We will let you know if there are any progress made. Thank you for your patience.

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    Answered by kpappas on June 24, 2012 at 08:53 PM

    any news about duplicate conditions rules?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on June 25, 2012 at 03:47 AM

    There is still no news on the progress of this feature, kpappas.  Once we hear from the development team, we'll sure to let you know.

    Thanks for your patience.

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    Answered by ilsmonline on January 30, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Just wanted to chime in to say this would be a feature that I would really appreciate as well.  Thank you.

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    Answered by ctphoto on January 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    I wish for it too. Just spent two days pulling my hair out.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on January 31, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    @ilsmonline

    @ctphoto

    The said feature isn't on the higher priority but it has been considered for implementation though there's no ETA avaible. Rest assured this thread will be updated once the feature is added.

    Thanks!

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    Answered by rms1985 on April 19, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Nth this idea! just had to do one round of dropdown to image conditions (show/hide) and i must say for a meager 37 items it was a pure 10 minute pain per item...

     

    If we can have a way to duplicate these types of conditions, then the job will be SOOOO MUCH FASTER! like 10x faster to say the least if not practically 37x faster... selecting show/hide which is a fairly easy to setup condition is painfully tedious for a few items, i wonder how painful would be other more complicated/multi-stepped conditions

    btw speaking of hide/show, is there a way you guys can consider adding a feature to each standard field available within jotform for their "default" show/hide status? Meaning, for my example here, I could simply set them all to hide, unless the condition applied, making them show. without having to exclude 36 of 37 items to hide each time I want an item from a dropdown menu to correspond with the relevant picture. figured wont hurt ask it here...

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on April 20, 2013 at 07:19 AM

    @rms1985

    Thank you for your time providing your feedback. That's indeed a great addition to the condition feature but we'd appreciate if you could open a separate thread so we can address your request to our development team. I'm sorry but we have to follow our new forum rule which is to post every user request on a new thread. This will made them aware how many users who requested the same via counting the threads.

    Thank you so much and have a nice day! :)

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    Answered by cheekyface on May 24, 2013 at 01:28 AM

    Well it looks like I don't have to say anymore but I want to vote for this too.  I guess the comments here represent a larger and silent portion of users.
    Just about to take on the next hour or two of conditioning which would otherwise be about 30 minutes if I could duplicate existing conditions.  

     

    Thanks for all your hard work guys.  Jotform still kicks butt over other options.

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    Answered by oseo5511 on July 26, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    not so silent here, i have a form with over a thousand fields and definately need this feature if am to duplicate those fields for a 2nd time which i need to do (auto insurance form, 1980-2014, 40 brands each year, 5-50 models each brand/each year, 1st vehicle, 2nd vehicle, so on and so forth) and if i am to set the show/hide rules mannually for the 2nd and 3rd vehicles i just have to spend days rudimentarily clicking away for conditions that could have easily possibly been duplicated along with my 1000+ fields and updated their field #s or names according to new values so that they could work.

     

    I know jotform's support and Aytekin's approach to customer service first hand and this is not the first time I have needed such a thing with a client account on jotform. I don't see any good reason why this cannot be implemented in over 2 years of having been brought up. You guys are code genies! how is this not possible in such a long time?

     

    PLEASEE, PLEASE, PLEASE ADD THIS FEATURE FOR AUTOMATED DUPLICATION OF SET CONDITIONS FOR ENTIRE DUPLICATED BLOCKS OF FIELDS AND HAVING THEM AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE AND WORK WITH NEW LOCATIONS AND DUPLICATED FIELDS/RULES.

     

    i know it, with the genius and speed of development i have come to expect of jotform, there just HAS TO BE A WAY for this to become possible. COME ON! YOU ARE JOTFORM! i know a thing or two! ;)

    thanks

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    Answered by jonsan32 on July 26, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    They have this feature now, and a ton more within the conditions settings. Tinker around a bit.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on July 26, 2013 at 03:18 AM

    We already have the feature to duplicate multiple fields but not the conditional logic. Please open a separate thread so we can forward that to our developers. 

    Thanks

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    Answered by cheekyface on July 28, 2013 at 08:43 PM

    If a new thread has been opened for this can you please let us know?  I'd like to follow it if possible.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on July 28, 2013 at 09:26 PM

    @cheekyface @others

    Please open a new thread for this request so we can pass it to our developers. We can't accommodate the same requests in the same thread. We required creating a new thread so we can identify how many users requested the same feature. If it's requested quite often from different users, our dev team would increase its priority for implementation. Furthermore, you will get updates on your thread once the feature has been released.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Regards!

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    Answered by cheekyface on July 28, 2013 at 09:35 PM

    I'm happy to do that but I don't understand why a new thread is needed.  Is this one too old?  I would have thought the above comments are an indication of who and how many are asking for this unless I misunderstand what is being asked in this thread?

    "Can I Duplicate Conditions that I've Already Created?"

    ...seems pretty straight forward to me.  This thread is about re-creating logic isn't it? That is what you want to have re-newewd in a separate thread?  So you want to have two threads addressing the same issue?  
    I think I must have got this confused somewhere but I'll start a new thread and will post the link to it here.

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    Answered by cheekyface on July 28, 2013 at 09:43 PM

    Ok.  Here's the link: http://www.jotform.com/answers/249609-duplicate-logic-conditions#0

    If I've misunderstood please correct me.