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    How can I create an Order Form

    Asked by philbyuk on July 29, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    I want to create an Order Form so a clients customers can create an online order but I can find a widget to help me and standard text boxes make a very big form!

    The form needs text fields for Customer Name; Date of Order, name of person ordering; then 85 lines of specific product info with column titles:

    Quantity Required : Customer enters data

    Product Code (6): Fixed pre-entered data

    Product Description (40): Fixed pre-entered data

    Submit button (which also produces printed summary email or order

    Obviously I can easily create the Text fields but I can't find (or understand how to configure) an appropriate widget.

    Help please?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on July 29, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Hi,

    Here is our guide to setting up order forms:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/49-Order-Form-Types

    and payment forms:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/165-Setting-Up-Your-First-Order-Form

    The payment widgets are what you are looking for when setting up order forms.  We also have many templates you can use to help get you started:

    http://www.jotform.com/form-templates/category/order-form

    We even have a guide on how to add quantity options to your product:

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/265402-Add-Quantity-Option-to-Items-on-Purchase-Order

    Please let us know if you have any other questions and we will be happy to help.

    Thank you for using Jotform!

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    Answered by philbyuk on July 29, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Thanks but it's a clunky way of creating an order form,  especially with 85 product lines!

    Is there really no spreadsheet like matrix one can create for the Product lines (just like a paper order form)?

    Remaining question:  Our customers can order any quantity of product but I can't find a way of configuring the quantity field to accept ANY value (not a preconfigured list).  Using your wizards the "Quantity" field does not appear to be editable (customer enters their own value)?

     

    Many thanks in in anticipation.

    Phil

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on July 29, 2014 at 01:18 PM

    Hi,

    As far as the quantity question, you can set up your payment form to allow user to enter the quantities like this:

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/279943-Is-there-a-way-I-can-add-a-quantity-button-to-my-PayPal-section

    I also found a template that is similar to what you are asking for as far as a product grid:

    http://www.jotform.com/form-templates/ferarias1

    You would then need to run a custom calculation based on the those fields and pass it to a payment form:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/259-How-to-perform-calculation-in-the-form

    http://www.jotform.com/help/275-How-to-pass-a-calculation-to-a-payment-field

    You can also break your form down in to section using page breaks if it is too large:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/119-How-to-Create-Multi-Page-Forms

    If you have any trouble setting anything up let us know and we will be happy to help.

    Thank you for using Jotform!

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    Answered by philbyuk on July 29, 2014 at 01:36 PM

    Thanks for your help David.  I'll give it a go!

     

    Rgds

    Phil

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on July 29, 2014 at 02:01 PM

    Hi,

    No worries, we are here to help.  If you need any help along the way let us know and we will be happy to assist you.