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    Is there a way to group individual fields together into a block rather like the Quick Tools

    Asked 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.

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    Answered by EliezerN on January 03, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    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

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    Answered by richardh9999 on January 03, 2014 at 10:28 AM
    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??

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    Answered by EliezerN on January 03, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    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.

    Thanks

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    Answered by drvickie on February 21, 2014 at 06:51 PM

    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... 

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    Answered by ashwin_d on February 21, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Hello drvickie,

    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

    Thank you!

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    Answered by suschin on March 06, 2015 at 02:36 PM

    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.

     

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    Answered by jonathan on March 06, 2015 at 04:45 PM

    @ suschin

    Hi,

    Can you please tell us how we can be of assistance? 

    Thanks.