What is JotForm?
JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

At JotForm, we want to make sure that you’re getting the online form builder help that you need. Our friendly customer support team is available 24/7.

We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.


  • Profile Image

    Are there any limits on length of normal dropdown list function?

    Asked by markashton on September 16, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Hi,

    Dynamic dropdown list doesn't work: http://www.jotform.com/answers/426748-Dynamic-Dropdown-Widget-dropdown-does-not-show-up-in-IE

    And not in IE at all ...  I see that the widget is still available for hapless jotform users to waste their time on ... you should remove it ... it is not fit for purpose.

    So, like many other widgets I am having to abandon it ....

    Before i start creating long lists with the normal dropdown function .... can you advise me whether there are any limits with it ... or whether I can expect truncation because you didn't fix this: http://www.jotform.com/answers/203065-The-drop-down-list-is-truncated-if-i-set-many-values

    Many Thanks

    Regards Mark

     

    length dropdown list JotForm www thanks
  • Profile Image

    Answered by jedcadorna on September 16, 2014 at 01:24 PM

    For regular dropdown I'm not sure what exact number it will get truncated, but base on the submitted ticket before http://www.jotform.com/answers/203065 the file that were trying to add is about 11,012 and it only displays 2619 so roughly around 2000 will be shown.

    I'm not sure if this is regardless of the numbers of character per item. According to aytekin they need to truncate this as it will cause browsers to crash if loaded a huge amount of list.