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Is there a way to group individual fields together into a block rather like the Quick ToolsAsked by richardh9999 on January 03, 2014 at 06:13 AM
I'd like to have blocks of contact details for different departments and so it would be good to be able to group fields together into blocks, such as Contact Name, Phone Number, Extension, Fax Number, Email Address - all grouped together in a block for the sales department contact. Then the replicate that for the accounts department, etc. But I cannot find a way to do that.
Yes, it is possible to separate your form into sections/parts/blocks. You can do that by using our Collapse Form feature.
Using form collapses the form will look this way: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/40023645974960
Please inform us if you need further assistance with this.
Thanks but that wasn’t quite what I had in mind.
Under Quick Tools, if you click on Address it gives you a group of fields that are all linked together in a kind of block with a single field name.
I would like to be able to do this with other fields – for example I would like to combine into a single block the name, address, phone number, fax number and email address.
But I think it’s not possible??
Thank you very much for the explanation. Unfortunately, what you are looking for is not possible. You can only group fields in the way I explained, but it is not possible unify multiple fields into one single field.
Please inform us if there is something else we can help with by opening a new thread.
What about being able to create "repeatable blocks" eg within a fieldset element?
eg. if "fieldset" were a drag & drop element, then other form elements could be placed INSIDE that, and the whole set could then be "duplicated" as one piece?? similar to the multiple field management but a bit more compact & user-friendly. (would allow us the fieldset element for CSS too, which would make for nice looking forms)
for example, i'm building an employment application - it would be AMAZING if i could make a repeatable block for "employment history" (company, job title, start date, end date, etc) that could then ALSO be saved somewhere for use in OTHER forms, at another time...
Unless my colleagues have any additional insight into this. I do not believe that is achievable currently. We do not have such feature where you can create controls by adding different form fields and then save it for future use.
For your requirement of repeatable block for "employment history", you can create multiple form collapse and add the repetitive fields. You can use conditional show/hide to achieve your requirement. The following guide should help you: http://www.jotform.com/help/196-How-to-Hide-or-Show-Multiple-Fields-at-Once-Based-On-a-Single-Conditional-Entry
There is a widget that allows you to do that: (on the left, click on more widgets)
Multiple text fields widget is what I just used.
Not sure if that's what you're looking for. Definitely not as elegant as the address or Name grouped field built into jotforms, but I think you might be able to customize further. I'm new here, so not sure to what extent.
Can you please tell us how we can be of assistance?
Hope the new version will include this feature. I found another online app to do that, but honestly, I am used to jotform and the tech service is very prompt. Thus, I decide to stay.
It certain makes editing much more efficient I can :
1: create the fields..
2: assign a group name to them .
3: whenever I want to duplicate or move, I can move the group, but not every single field.
The Multiple fields widget will somewhat do the job, but in order to make look nice, you really need to insert a whole lot customized code to make it look good. Then, it will start to defeat the purpose of using an external software instead of writing yourself though.
I am not sure if I have understood your question correctly. I would suggest you to please explain your requirement a bit more in detail and we will surely try to help you. Is there any screenshot you can share with us to explain what you want to achieve? Please share the screenshot and we will take a look. The following guide should help you how to upload image in forum post: http://www.jotform.com/answers/277033
We will wait for your response.