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    Show signature field only to supervisor

    Asked by Damon on October 20, 2014 at 02:22 PM
    It would be nice if the signature box (or check box) wasn’t showing to the employee but WAS showing when the supervisor went to edit it- otherwise technically the employee could just check the box or sign his own form…..
    signature approval supervisor
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    Answered by KadeJM on October 20, 2014 at 02:41 PM

    It seems to me that you are searching for a better way to use the signature box if I'm understanding you correctly?

    Unfortunately because of the way the forms are built to collect data at the moment it isn't intended to be used for administrative purposes although I get you are trying to create a sort of Approval ability. This is the reason it is commonly used in an admin section normally at the bottom sometimes.

    One way you could possibly do this is by embedding the signature onto a form with the original form that was filled in to hide it only showing it on a supervisor form itself to connect the two. 

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    Answered by chatfieldschools on October 20, 2014 at 02:46 PM

    Could you make the signature field hidden in the form, then setup some sort of logic, that says when the check box for "approved" is checked, to show the signature box, and also, when the check box is checked "approved" to change the supervisors emails address to {the nextsupervisor@mydomain.com}

     

    then I assume the supervisor would click the normal "submit button already on the form.

     

     

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    Answered by Damon on October 20, 2014 at 02:51 PM
    · Could you make the signature field hidden in the form, then setup some sort of logic, that says when the check box for "approved" is checked, to show the signature box, and also, when the check box is checked "approved" to change the supervisors emails address to {the nextsupervisor@mydomain.com}
    then I assume the supervisor would click the normal "submit button already on the form.
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    Answered by KadeJM on October 20, 2014 at 04:17 PM

    Unfortunately, the problem right now with hiding your fields is that if it becomes hidden then that means it will be hidden from the form completely.

    This is why I mentioned the idea of having it on a separate form to blend it together so that you have more control over it to prevent people from pre-authorizing themselves.

    Additionally, to send from one level supervisor to another you could do the same thing with the use of conditional logic in your notification setup. Please see http://www.jotform.com/help/167-How-to-send-to-a-specific-email-address-based-on-a-selection.