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    Branching Issue - How To Skip Subsequent Pages NOT the next one

    Asked by markashton on December 09, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Hi,

    I have a form that requires routing/branching.

    So, on page 1 ...

    If they select a particular option I would like the respondent to go to page 3

    BUT,

    If they select another particular option I would like the respondent to go to page 2 ... but then skip page 3

    How could this be executed please ... the last scenario ... I would like the option to cause branching but not for the mext page ... the page after.

    Thanks Mark

    next select thanks skip page 3
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ardy0689 on December 09, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Hello markashton, you can do that by creating a condition that uses the "Skip to a page or end of the form" condition type.

    Please navigate to "Setup & Embed" > Conditions to access the Condition Wizard as shown below.

     

    Here is a sample condition of it.

     

    Be extra careful with the condition priorities. Make sure that you put the skips in ascending order to make them behave properly and put similar page skips on groups just like the image above.

     

    Here is a demo form that you can test to show you the conditions behavior

    http://form.jotform.co/form/33424403958860

     

    If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you

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    Answered by markashton on December 09, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Mmm ... I thought that might happen.

    Thanks but that doesn't answer my question though does it?

    "If someone chooses option one on a question that is on the first page ... then make sure they miss out Page 4 when they get there

    Why? The questions on Page 4 are not relevent to the repondent ... but the determing field is actually on Page 1

    catch my drift.

    Thanks Mark

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by KadeJM on December 09, 2013 at 02:12 PM

    Hey Mark, How are you doing? I see that you seem to be running into a New Issue regarding Conditions to skip pages with relevance if I am understanding everything correctly.

    I believe that what you probably meant by " If someone chooses option one on a question that is on the first page ... then make sure they miss out Page 4 when they get there " is that you actually want to HIDE Page 4 in that example scenario if say someone chooses Option 1 on a question that is on your first page since Page 4 at this point would then be rendered as irrelevant.

    Is that correct? And am I on the same page as you now?

     

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    Answered by markashton on December 09, 2013 at 02:18 PM

    That is correct.

    I have worked round this another way as you might see.

    But what you say is exactly what I'm trying to know how to do.

    How is this done

    Thanks mark

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on December 09, 2013 at 03:23 PM

    There is no direct way to skip the selected pages, so we can try with some hack. For example, use the field from the third page.

    Please see the following form:

    http://form.jotform.co/form/33426371912856

    Thank you.

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    Answered by markashton on December 09, 2013 at 03:48 PM

    Hi Mike,

    Yeah ... that's what I thought ... use another field to trigger the desired event.

    Not ideal though is it?

    Thankls Mark

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on December 09, 2013 at 04:36 PM

    Yeah, it might be better, Mark. I will submit a ticket to see if we can add something like 'skip page' actions in addition to 'skip to'.

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    Answered by markashton on December 13, 2013 at 06:02 AM

    Here's a workaround for this problem ....

    Create a radio button field called Flag ... with Yes/No ... select default to Yes

    Note: Needs to be on the page to which the condition is to apply

    Then hide this field ... with CSS .... change the id number accordingly ....

    #id_40 {
    display:none;

    Set the condition based on the invisible field

    Job Done

    Thanks Mark 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by KadeJM on December 13, 2013 at 09:52 AM

    Thank You for sharing that with us Mark. I can see something similar to this for what you have on your form towards the end of your Injected CSS. So I am guessing this was the related workaround you that you are using for it?

    #label_17, #label_18, #label_19, #label_20, #label_21, #label_27, #label_34, #label_37, #label_42, #label_45, #label_48, #label_60 {

    display:none;

    }

     

    Additionally, I would also like to point out and confirm that my colleague has opened up a ticket about this matter on your behalf as he previously mentioned to you. I imagine that we will hopefully implement some sort of feature improvement to help make this work much more fluid-like without the need for a workaround for it.

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    Answered by markashton on December 13, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Kade,

    That's not related to it at all ... that removes the label from view.

    You have to use the id of the element to remove the whole field.

    Thanks mark

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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on December 13, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Hi Mark

    Thanks a lot for sharing this with us.

    Meanwhile the feature is implemented, your workaround is certainly can be good one in order to accomplish the desired effect. I'll test it to see how it works

    For now, the ticket is open and hopefully will be developed soon.

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    Answered by millarmiller on February 23, 2014 at 09:16 PM

    Just wondering if you guys had made any progress on this? This would make it significantly easier to build branching forms.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on February 24, 2014 at 01:13 AM

    Hello millarmiller,

    Unfortunately, we have not received any update yet from our back end team

    We will get back to you as soon as we have any information on this.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by markashton on February 24, 2014 at 05:49 AM

    @millarmiller

    Forget it. It won't happen.

    I have stacks of outstanding feature requests ... none of them are ever done.

    This leads me to the conclusion that one of the following realities is in play:

    1) My feature suggestions are absolutely useless and not going to be acted upon ... and other requests constantly take precedent ... or ...

    2) Feature Requests are not implemented and not really on the radar .

    One waits years ... not months or days.

    Just the reality of the situation ... not an emotional cross rant.

    Thanks Mark

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by TitusN on February 24, 2014 at 07:37 AM

    @millarmiller 

    Page breaks and Sections work in similar fashion in hiding/showing parts of your form, and combined with conditional rules, you can create a branching form -

    We would like to hear more about what you have in mind (we often find that similarities in desired functionality do not necessarily fall under the same desired workflow), please open a new ticket and we will gladly help.

    @Mark

    Your Input is definately highly valued, and hence your feeback on the delayed/unimplemented feaure requests noted.

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    Answered by TotaraSprings on April 14, 2015 at 08:26 PM

    Has any progress been made on this issue?  It would be great to create a branching form easily. 
    Thanks,

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on April 15, 2015 at 09:23 AM

    Hello TotaraSprings,

    Unfortunately we have not received any update form our back end team yet. 

    We will get back to you as soon as we have any update on this feature request.

    Thank you!