Can an answer be required conditionally, based on a previous question's response?

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    marydlc
    Asked on November 04, 2013 at 03:31 PM

    For example, I have a question that involves a rating from 0 to 5. If the rating is 0, 1 or 2, I want to require an explanation in a comments field. If the rating is 3, 4 or 5, that would be optional.

    Is there a way to set that up?

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    ardy0689
    Answered on November 04, 2013 at 04:27 PM

    Hello, while it is not possible to create conditions to set a field to "Required" it is possible for that situation to create 2 separate comments field. 1 for required and 1 that is not required.

    You can then create a condition based on a user's choices on the "Rating field" to which "Comment Field" should be shown

    Here is a basic form construct as an example:

    2 text area fields that represent the comments. 1 of them is not required.

     

    2. Creating Conditions based on the rating:

    Condition 1:

    If user chose 1 or 2 then show the required comment field

     

    Condition 2:

    If user chose 3,4 or 5 then show the comment field that is not required.

     

    Final Condition:

     

    This is the final form. You can see the demo form using this link

    http://form.jotform.co/form/33076060375855

    Please refer to this user guide to know more about show and hide conditions

    If you need further help, please do not hesitate to reach us. Thank you

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    guest_22535839910054
    Answered on November 04, 2013 at 04:53 PM
    Thanks!
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    ardy0689
    Answered on November 04, 2013 at 05:08 PM

    You are welcome, feel free to post your future concerns here on the forum by using this link. Thank you