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    Conditional forms and downloads/page displays

    Asked by pluribus on July 06, 2011 at 11:03 AM


    I am using a conditional dropdown form on my page.  There are three dropdowns, each relating to each other:






    The user will choose a machine type in box 1, see a dynamic list of manufacturers in box 2 and then a list of all machines made by that manufacturer in box 3.  Once they have chosen all three options I want the form to display a list of items from my database relating to those items.


    So far I have got the dropdowns to link to one another.  How do I then show the files relating to the final choice?  The filenames will be held in a table called "stockdetails" in a database called stockdetails.mdb in the root of the site.  It has to be done this way as I dont know sql and there will be thousands of products referenced from the form so entering them all in manually is not an option.



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    Answered by allanftd on July 06, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Hi Ian,

    Thank you for your inquiry. Sorry but at this time, you cannot connect your MS Access database to JotForm in order to display dynamic results based on the data (type, manufacturer, model) selected by the user. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Please let us know if you have any other quetions or concerns. Thank you for using JotForm!


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on July 06, 2011 at 01:14 PM


    You can probably achieve your goal by implementing custom web programming on your web host. You may use the form's full source code and customize it further to make it do what exactly it is that you want to be done.

    Unfortunately this is not possible if only from within the Form Builder. We do not and will probably not offer such advanced features on Jotform.

    Anyway, if there is anything else we can help you with, feel free to post again. Our support team members are able and eager to help you wherever we can.