Question on section for a job application

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    Asked on March 24, 2021 at 03:29 PM

    I am trying to create a job application. I have most of it figured out, but the employment experience section is giving me a hard time. Following is what I need:

    Name of Employer (blank space for answer)

    Type of Business (blank space for answer)

    Supervisor's Name (blank space for answer)

    Employer's Phone Number (blank space for number)

    Dates of Employment (from and to date boxes)

    Position & Duties (blank space for answer)

    Reason for Leaving (blank space for answer)

    Current Employer (yes/no check box)

    May we contact this Employer for a reference? (Yes/No check box)

    I will then want to repeat this info set several times. Is it possible to have all of the above info in one Widget on this Jot Form? If so, how do I do it? Also, is it possible for the date field to determine if the repeats show up or hide themselves (example: if the date given as a starting date at the job is 5 years or more in the past, the repeated Widgets would hide themselves.

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    Answered on March 24, 2021 at 11:20 PM

    You can try using either one of the fields below:

    1.) Input Table:


    The only limitations here are:

    • No date fields
    • Cannot dynamically add new rows
    • No number validations if you use Multi-Type Column

    2.) Configurable List widget:


    the only limitation here is that you cannot use conditions.

    GUIDE: how-to-set-up-the-configurable-list-widget

    Here's a demo form:

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    Answered on March 29, 2021 at 05:37 PM

    Thank you. The other issue I am now running into is that I used a multi-option grid to allow applicants to select what hours/days of the week they are available to work. When I publish the application and someone fills it out, the boxes they filled in on that grid are then permanently selected and cannot be unselected by either myself on the back end or the next person to fill out the application.

    I have been having to go in, delete the widget and put in a new one each time.

    Why is this happening?

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    Answered on March 29, 2021 at 08:45 PM

    If you're referring to this widget:


    this works like a booking calendar. Once a slot is selected by a user and submitted the form, that specific slot will not be available for any other users. That's how this widget works.

    Now, if you want to free up the slots, you would need to delete the submission associated with each slot. Here's a guide on how-to-delete-form-submission-data.

    How about using the appointment field? It works the same as that of the widget but you can adjust the number of slots that can be booked. Here's a guide on how-to-schedule-an-appointment.

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    Answered on March 31, 2021 at 01:03 PM

    Well that's disappointing. We don't want to have to delete each application in order to free up the slots. The schedule an appointment field does not work because we are not trying for only one date and time. We are needing a grid exactly like the MultiSelect Grid so that applicants can tell us what days of the week and what hours on those days they will be available for work should we hire them. Is there another widget I can use that looks exactly the same but allows those days/times to be selected by as many people as fill out the application?

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    Answered on March 31, 2021 at 07:42 PM


    Thank you for the additional information.

    I think the best approach to meet your requirements is to use the Input Table field then set the labels for the rows and columns similar to the MultiSelect Grid widget. You can use the Radio Button or Checkbox input type to let the users select the options:


    I can't think of any other widget that may fill in your needs, and the Input Table field is the most versatile one.

    Kindly give it a try and let us know if you need further assistance.