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    How to create correct Show conditions on the form

    Asked by tarotfreedom on November 02, 2013 at 08:24 PM

    I need to be able to hide three text fields per selection.


    When I preview and select 1 Question, it hides 3 of the 4 text fields.

    When I select 2 questions it only hides the "1 question" text field.

    When I select standard or extended, it hides non of the text fields.

    How to change this?

    my site is under consturction.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on November 02, 2013 at 09:01 PM

    Hi there!

    Upon looking on your screenshot, I've already identified what might be the problem is. First, you are repeating the fields as "Hide" on each of the conditions. Second, you don't need to create Hide condition anymore since the "show" condition automatically makes the field hidden by default.

    This should be the correct condition:

    If Select One BEFORE Typing Is Equal To "1 Question"

         Show "1 Question text"


    If Select One BEFORE Typing Is Equal To "2 Questions"

         Show "2 Questions text"


    Visual guide:

    As you can see, there is no HIDE conditions in place. Simply because if the field is set as "Show" condition, it will be hidden by default. You can write the same for the other conditions.


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    Answered by tarotfreedom on November 02, 2013 at 09:24 PM

    When Select one BEFORE typing is equal to 1 Question I want to hide 3 of the text boxes except for the one that correspond with the selection. The problem is that None are hiding, Only the first rule is working. The second, third, and fourth rules fail to hide the text fields that aren't needed.

    The text box for the selection is automaticly showing, I dont have to request that to show. I need all the others text fields to hide. Thats why I have them set to hide.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on November 02, 2013 at 09:50 PM

    So, by default, you want to SHOW all the Text Area fields? I have not tried that conditions, but we'll see if we can come up with that one.

    While I continue checking for the possibility of this, please try to check this copy version of your form: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/33058094308959. Tell me if this works for you or not.


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    Answered by tarotfreedom on November 02, 2013 at 09:57 PM

    No. I don't want it to show all text fields by default. It already does that.

    What you did that's exactly what I want it to do. YES! How did you do that? For in the future.

    Thanks A LOT!!

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    Answered by pinoytech on November 02, 2013 at 10:04 PM


    In order to achieve that, you only need condition in your form.

    If you need further assistance, please let us know.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by tarotfreedom on November 02, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Thank you Elton Cris, Welvin, and pinoytech! You guys are awesome Thanks A Million !!