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    Functionality request: matrix properties - number input type

    Asked by laddsa on May 14, 2014 at 05:54 AM

    Hi 

    I have a form on my website which uses a lot of matrix boxes.

    See: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/40483729383967 - you will need to go to second page of the form.

    For the matrix input fields I would like to make them numberic input only. But in the matrix properties this option does not exist.

    Is this functionality that could be added?

     

    Page URL:
    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/40483729383967

    properties matrix properties field type matrix
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by TitusN on May 14, 2014 at 09:25 AM

    Hello,

    Your request is certainly reasonable.

    I have raised a feature request to add a field input type  "Number" in the selectable options:

    We will update you on this thread on any developments

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    Answered by laddsa on May 14, 2014 at 09:58 AM

    Thank you ror raising a feature request. Much appreciated!

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on May 14, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    I was just looking at your form, and thought it might actually make more sense to use dropdowns instead of letting them enter anything. 

     

    So, why don't use the dropdown field and have the options like 12, 22 inside the dropdown? 

     

    If I am missing something please let me know. 

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    Answered by laddsa on May 14, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Hi

    It's possible that a user could enter anything from 0 to 500 in each box, so having a drop down wouldn't really work. The numbers to the right of a matrix box (i.e. 12, 22, 32, 42) are for information only - not the numbers to be entered into the box.

    Having the matrix input field as numeric only would make it easier for us when exporting the data, as we wouldn't need to check if a user had typed (for example) TEN instead of 10.

    Does that makes sense? 

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on May 14, 2014 at 01:20 PM

    @laddsa

    Thanks. Your request has been taken into consideration for future implementation.

    Here's a workaround that might help for now. This involves modifying your form source code.

    1. Take your form source code

    2. Find every input="text" on the form source code particularly on the matrix section and change it with input="number" 

    Example:

    <td align="center" class="form-matrix-values">

    <input class="form-textbox" type="number" size="5" name="q4_clickTo[0][]">

     </td>

    3. Embed the modified form source code to your website.

    Hope this helps. Thanks!