How to populate 100+ checkboxes

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    Asked on June 17, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    I have a persistant form with over 100 checkboxes.  These checkboxes can change from time to time.  I would like to be able to cut and paste a list of checkbox answers, each on their own from (cutting and pasting from excel), and have each own populate their own checkbox.  as you can imagine with jotform adding 100+ checkboxes is TEDIUS!  any thoughts on adding such a feature.  (FYI: Sharepoint does exaclty this, and its super easy.  I am looking to JotForm to replace this aspect of SharePoint).  Thank you for your time.  -mark

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    Answered on June 17, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Hi Mark,

    There is a shorter way to enter all 100 check box options into your form. You can use the Options button found in your toolbar. Copy all 100 options from your spreadsheet then paste it in the space provided below the Options button as shown below. Separate each option by a line break.

    We hope you find this information useful. Please let us know if you need further assistance. Thank you for using JotForm!


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    Answered on June 17, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Hi Mark,

    First off, I'd like to advise you to register an account first. Creating forms under a guest account, like what you're doing right now, can prove to be problematic in the long run because guest accounts rely on your browser's cookie to identify you as the owner of the form. Once you clear your browser's cookies, you will not be able to access the forms anymore. Also, guest accounts are limited to 20 submissions per month, whereas a registered free account has a limit of 100 regular submissions, 20 ssl and 20 payments, whichever comes first.

    On to your real issue, are you referring to hundreds of options in a single checkbox such as in this sample form or hundreds of separate checkboxes?

    You can add hundreds of options by copying and pasting data from your excel file by clicking the checkbox field then the Options button to bring up the options textarea.


    Let me know if this is the solution you are looking for. Thank you for using Jotform.