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    How to add a text value as a product quantity

    Asked by rickvv on September 09, 2014 at 09:20 AM

    I have a purchase order form setup here:

    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/32613230572950

    And in two of my items, I can make "Select" the first qty option, but the second two items won't allow that.

    I want folks to specifically choose the quantity, instead of defaulting to "1".

    Is there something I can do to get this to work?

    Thanks,

    rick

    Page URL:
    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/32613230572950

    product quantity custom quantity text quantity payment form
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on September 09, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Hi,

    To have "Select" as the first option for the other fields, simply add it in as an option for the quantity:

    When added to the other two fields, your form then looks like this:

    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/42514973297969?

    If you have any further questions, please let us know and we will be happy to help.

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    Answered by rickvv on September 09, 2014 at 03:04 PM

    Thanks- I tried that earlier, but the jotform gives me an error that I must use numeric value in that slot just above the "1".

    I'll try again, but I think I'm missing something...

    rick

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    Answered by rickvv on September 09, 2014 at 03:08 PM

    Here's what Didn't work:

    "place cursor in front of "1", press Enter, go up a line, Enter 'Select'"

    (got "numeric value required" using this method)

    Here's what Did work:

    "Place cursor in front of "1", type the word 'Select', Press Enter" Save.

    Funny that one method worked, but the other didn't.

    Thanks for getting me thinking!

    -rick

     

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on September 09, 2014 at 05:09 PM

    Unfortunately, there might be a conflict if someone select a product with the quantity set to 'Selected'.

    We would like to recommend you to stick with the numeric quantities (for example add a '0' instead of 'selected'), or try a special pricing option instead:

    http://screencast.com/t/rVHNnqJme

    Thank you.

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    Answered by rickvv on September 11, 2014 at 05:16 AM
    When it try this, the jotform goes red and says the entry needs to be numerical entry.
    Am I missing something?
    :)
    Sent from my iPhone...blame Siri for any typos.
    ...
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on September 11, 2014 at 09:27 AM

    Unfortunately, you cannot add a placeholder text in the quantity property. As advised, add "0" instead of the "Select".

    Thank you!