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    Widget that displays fields in a row

    Asked by pgriego on September 12, 2014 at 05:01 PM

    Working on job application form and when working on the job history section I find I am in need of something a lot like the Configurable List Widget but would really like something that displays the questions in multi-rows and labels next to the fields instead of multi-columns. I guess it would be something like combining Configurable List Widget and Multiple Text Fields Widget into a single widget. This would be very useful in collecting job history without having to hardcode the max number of job history information that can be entered.

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    Answered by EltonCris on September 12, 2014 at 06:22 PM


    How about the dynamic text box widget? Text boxes appears in rows not in column. It has only 1 input type though which is the text box. You can try the following. 


    Here's a good one too,



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    Answered by pgriego on September 12, 2014 at 06:38 PM

    I do those widgets to answer the what languages do you speak questions I have, but that isn't exactly what I am looking for in this case.

    This is what I am trying to achieve, as seen in the image below. Where I would create what is in section 1. and then with a click of a 'add' button it would add section 2. and so forth until all work history had been documented. I could hard code a specific number of sections to answer these questions and only display the next section using a condition statement, but trying to make it variable so that there isn't a hard coded max number of sections for work history, but rather dynamic. Configurable List Widget would work great in this case if there wasn't so many questions per section.

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    Answered by EltonCris on September 12, 2014 at 07:04 PM


    My apologies and thank you for the clarification and for providing a screenshot.

    Looking at your screenshot, I think I found the right widget that displays in that manner.

    Check this out: http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/narrative_fields

    You can create as many as narrative fields you want in your form and then apply conditions to show/hide them depending on the numbers required.

    Hope this helps! :)