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    How do you have a timer start after a certain point in your survey.

    Asked by samcantor on February 01, 2014 at 06:16 PM

    I'm doing a survery where there are pretty simple parts that start at the beginning like name/gender where I don't care about the amount of time it takes. On the other hand, the second part of the survey involves answering a number of math questions and my goal is for the amount of time it takes from the point where one looks at the math problems for the first time, to the point where they press submit is recorded.


    My ideas so far were to have a page break or a form collapse although i'm not sure how to make it so the timer doesn't start until after someone pressess next on the page break or have the time start right as someone opens up the collapser.


    Here's the survey so far... http://form.jotform.us/form/40315248480147?


    Thanks in advance.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on February 01, 2014 at 08:33 PM


    You can add a Timer widget http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/fancy_timer in your form.

    The timer widget will start as soon as the form is loaded.

    Hope this help. Inform us if you need further assistance.


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    Answered by samcantor on February 02, 2014 at 08:32 AM

    My goal is not for the timer to start just as the form loads but after you expand one of the collapses or once you press next on a page break.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on February 02, 2014 at 01:03 PM

    Hi, I was trying to find a widget that would allow me to start the timer when you click a form collapse or next on a page breaker, but it seems it will always starts as soon as the form is loaded. 

    You would need to download your form´s full source code and it would requeri a  JavaScript server side programming.

    A possible workaround could be if you create two forms and pass the values to the other, so the counter begins when the second one is loaded.