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    Form AutoFill vs field No autofill

    Asked by digi3dworks on November 13, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    I have a key field in my form that I do not want autofilled but the rest of the form can be autofill.

    How would turn off autofill for a field, when autofill for the form is on?  Is this possible?


    Note autofill for the form is currently turned off, because it is causing the orders to be incorrect....

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    Answered by jonathan on November 13, 2014 at 06:37 AM


    You can update the value of the field that you do NOT want to be auto filled.

    Check this user guide https://www.jotform.com/help/268-How-to-Insert-Text-or-Mathematical-Caculation-into-a-field-using-a-Condition


    what you can do is fill-in that field with something else (a character "-" maybe).

    This way, it will create an illusion that it is not being auto filled like the rest of the other fields.


    Hope this help. Please tell us if this cannot work for you.





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    Answered by digi3dworks on November 13, 2014 at 09:14 AM

    As the one field drives what information is displayed (conditional formating) and the field is marked as required, I want the user to select one of the options, so I was looking for the field to default to blank requiring the user to make a proper selection.   If it was pre populated with a value, they would not be forced into making a selection.

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    Answered by Shadae on November 13, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Hi digi3works,

    You can select which option you would like to be selected by default, for your dropdown box.

    To do this, you would select the dropdown box field and select the gear icon. You would then select "Show Properties"

    In the properties window, you will see the select option.

    There is a blank option that can be selected to ensure that no option is selected by default.

    I hope this helps, please inform us if you need additional assistance.

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    Answered by digi3dworks on November 13, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    I not sure you understood my issue.  I know how to make a default selection.  I want to turn this off for the field (no default), which is possible, but with autofill on the form, it uses the last time the user was in the form selection and for the field I do NOT want to have it either defaulted or autofill.  the rest of the form can be autofill, but I would like to be able to make a field not autofill or selected.

    Is that possible?

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    Answered by Shadae on November 13, 2014 at 01:11 PM

    Hi digi3works,

    To confirm, you would like that the field outline below, is not auto-filled but you would like for the rest of the form to have the auto-fill enabled?

    Unfortunately it is not possible to have a specific field have auto-filled turned off while it is enabled on the rest of the form.

    An option that you could us, it to place the field on it's own page, using the Page Break option.

    Your user would be more aware of changing their option, before selecting the "Next" button to access the rest of the form.

    I hope this helps! Please inform us if you need additional assistance.