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    Can you create a condition that populates the choices for a drop down field based upon responses provided in a check box field?

    Asked by RockefellerCenter on August 04, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    I am looking to ask a question that provides 5 options in a check box field.  Respondents will check off up to 3 answers.  I would like the following question to be a drop down field, with the options for that drop down to be the 3 answers indicated by the check boxes. 

    Essentially, I am trying to do this:  Choose up to 3 that you are interested in.  Then, among the 3, choose 1 that is your top choice.

    Thanks for your help.

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    http://www.jotformpro.com/form/42105777393964

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    Answered by david on August 04, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Hi,

    Unfortunately there is not currently a way to populate drop down or checkbox menu choices based on the selections made in other fields.  The simple workaround for this would be to make an individual drop down or check box field for each of the corresponding selections.  You would then conditionally show or hide these selections based one whether or not they are checked.  I made an example for so you can see what I am talking about:

    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/42154389048964?

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

    Thank you for using Jotform!

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    Answered by RockefellerCenter on August 04, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Thanks for the response.  Although it seems that I *could* do this, I think I will hold off.  In the future, I will be having 20+ options, and I wouldn't want to create that many individual fields and individual conditions.  

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on August 04, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Hi,

    No worries, we are here to help.  I agree this method could get a bit crazy with the amount of conditions it would take for that many fields.  Let us know if you need assistance with anything else and we will be happy to do so.

    Thank you for using Jotform!