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    An option to change field type (Dropdown to Checkbox for example)

    Asked by Trainer67 on July 13, 2014 at 07:43 AM

    Is there any way to change the format of a question, ie, text to a dropdown? I know I can copy and paste the data in a new form, I just wanted to know if there is a quick way. Many thanks in advance.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on July 13, 2014 at 11:07 AM


    Unfortunately, there is currently no way you can switch field type into our form builder. You have to copy the options from a field and paste it to another field, i.e Dropdown to Checkbox.

    Let me submit this to our developers as a feature request. I am sure this is a good addition to our existing features. You should be notified via this thread if this is implemented. 

    Thank you!

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    Answered by LHoward_CAM on September 16, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    Hello, Are there any updates on if Checkbox field types can be converted to Dropdown field types without resubmitting the questions/answers? 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on September 16, 2015 at 01:20 PM

    Unfortunately, we do not have an update of this request yet. If there's any, you should know it here. 

    Thank you.