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    checkboxes hide/show text field.

    Asked by Juan  on September 19, 2014 at 03:40 PM

    Dear gurus,

    2 checkboxes, each one shows a diferent text when selected (using conditions).

    i would like to show or hide the text in just one text box, not one check box for each text.

    it is possible?

    i tried using the "update value condition" in a single text field but, if checkbox A+B is selected only one value is show. 



    many thanks.



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on September 19, 2014 at 04:40 PM

    Hi Juan,

    First, I highly recommend that you create your JotForm account before proceeding further. You can use this link to create your account  http://www.jotform.com/signup . Creating an account will make a lot of things simpler.


    As to your question, you can do that by following this user guide


    Here is my demo jotform http://www.jotform.me/form/42616135585457

    I used Textbox field and Update field value condition.


    You need to Assign Value first to the Checkboxes option so that you can pass the value of the selected option.


    Inform us if you need further assistance.





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    Answered by triujuan on September 19, 2014 at 06:40 PM

    Dear Jonathan.

    Thanks for your answer!!! 

    but this only input the name of the checkbox in that field, i need to put another text.

    is there a way to use a matrix table for input.

    something like this..  


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on September 20, 2014 at 03:04 AM

    Hello triujuan,

    Unfortunately no. You cannot use conditions to input value in the matrix field.

    What my colleague have suggested should work for your. You can add any text in the "Calculation value" property of the drop down field. Then you can add condition to update the value of your text box with value of your drop down. Please check the screenshot below:

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!