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    Can I code my values

    Asked by mjpmaguire on August 04, 2011 at 05:24 PM

    Is it possible to ask a question, for instance - 


    Content of Session?

    A - Gym

    B - Pitch

    C - Pool


    Is it possible that the questionnaire inputs the data as the answer e.g. 'Gym' (so that the user see's their answer) but the reports sends it as 'A'?

    This would allow me to analysis the data mush easier on excel.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by mliz on August 05, 2011 at 06:11 AM

    Hi there,

    Unfortunately this can not be done if the published form is hosted in JotForm
    since this needs access to the option value of the field. However as a work
    around what you can do is to download the form's full source code then edit
    the values of the list and add it to your webpage.

    To get the source:

    1. Edit your form, Click Setup & Embed > Click Embed Form

    2. An Embed Form Wizard will show up with tons of options on how you wish your form to be embedded.  Under Display it on your site, click Source

    3. Click the source code to copy it and paste it on your site.  Or you can download your source code with the CSS and javascript files to be able to more freely customize your site.

    4. Once you have pasted your form's source to your page, edit your options' values.

    If you have clarifications let us know.

    Thanks for using JotForm.

    Best Regards,


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    Answered by mjpmaguire on August 07, 2011 at 04:56 PM
    Can you create an answer that when selected in a drop down box - can the
    answer they choose be hyper-linked to another form/questionnaire?

    Also, is it possible to change the colour of the various answers in the drop
    down box?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on August 07, 2011 at 05:30 PM


    Unfortunately, drop down options cannot contain any html tags, thus hyperlinking a selection to a different page or form is not possible. Also, since html tags are not allowed, the colors of the drop down options cannot be changed.

    What you can do is insert hyperlinks right after the drop down using the free text HTML tool. These links will then be conditionally hidden and will display only if the corresponding drop down option is selected.

    Take a look at this sample form to see what I mean.

    An alternative is to redirect your visitors to a specified link that corresponds with the selected option. Click here to see a sample form in action.

    Let me know if you're interested in any of these workarounds. Thanks!