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    How to create dependent categories and sub categories in form?

    Asked by jsiitb on December 13, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    So, if we select

    Dragdown 1

    Option 1

    Option 2

    Option 3


    Dragdown 2

    If Option 1 is selected 





    If Option 2 is selected





    If option 3 is selected





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    JotForm Support

    Answered by TitusN on December 13, 2013 at 05:21 AM


    Thank you for contacting us. 

    I checked the link you provided, and it seems you are no the right track, here are the rules I saw when I cloned your form: 

    In order to complete the process:

    1. Start by creating all the fields without worrying about categorizing or dependancies. Place the fields that provide the category options for selection at the top. (I noticed you've already begun to do this)

    2. Arrange the fields in the order of dependacy/category (as you have already done)

    3. Create the conditional rules that would show the right field when an option is selected (Just like you did, as illustrated above).

    You may want to consider showing groups of fields with a conditional logic rule: https://www.jotform.com/help/196-How-to-Hide-or-Show-Multiple-Fields-at-Once-Based-On-a-Single-Conditional-Entry

    Perhaps you can respond to this support thread with the list of the fields you would like on your form, showing which category each field belongs to, and we can whip up a quick demonstration form for you to emulate. 

    Please let us know.  

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    Answered by CMSELIT on April 18, 2014 at 05:30 PM

    I want to do something similar but not able to do so. Can you guide me to step by step instructons
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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on April 18, 2014 at 07:13 PM


    Since your scenario would different , I have created a new thread on your behalf, please describe the scenario in details and we will provide you step by step instructions.