Possible to conditionally change text box value?

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    Asked on May 16, 2014 at 01:49 AM


    I would like to know is it possible to conditionally change a text box value based on selected item in dropdownlist? I do not want to create multiple text boxes (see attached screenshot) and conditionally show/hide them for the following reasons:

    1. It is tedious.
    2. It is risky and prone to errors when use with conditions.
    3. I do not want it to have multiple fields with empty values appear in my email notification and autoresponder templates.

    Meanwhile, I also want to have the CSS style change when the text box value is changed. For eample:

    Text box value: Active --> Green color text

    Text box value: Deactivated --> Red color text

    Text box value: Suspended --> Red color text

    Please let me know if this is possible in JotForm, thank you.


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    Answered on May 16, 2014 at 09:33 AM

    This is already partly possible using the form's conditional calculation feature, but it will still become slightly tedious since you would have to set up a conditional rule and output for each. This is just one suggestion but perhaps my colleagues might have other ideas. 

    Example: http://form.jotform.us/form/41353691302145

    Also, I have moved your CSS Question since that is a secondary counter-part where the form needs to be up and running first.

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    Answered on May 16, 2014 at 09:06 PM

    If the tediousy can be resulted in delivering proper output display to the end users, I don't mind, that having said, I want to have my autoresponder email content sent with repeated fields but no data correspond to each of them. But I thought your conditional calculation feature is only for numeric data?

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    Answered on May 16, 2014 at 09:45 PM

    Well.... although your conditional calculation feature may work, the textbox subheader cannot be changed under the same condition though (see my above screenshot). If you were to target a particular textbox (or any HTML form element), you may need to target all its potential properties also, including its subheader and CSS style, in an "object oriented" manner.

    Perhaps I may sound very demanding, but you guys may need to look into this as well since you had already put in so much effort in coming up with this great conditional calculation feature.

    Hope this make sense to your team. :)

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    Answered on May 16, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Your first thread is already added to our feature request list and is currently assigned to one of our developers.

    We'll update that thread for any progress made.