Selling tickets to dinner with meal choices

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    lhuebner
    Asked on September 29, 2011 at 05:32 PM

    I am trying to set up online ticket sales where people can buy individual tickets (as many as they wish) or a table for eight, to a fancy silent auction dinner. There is a meal choice for each guest. I am having a hard time capturing all the information I want which is the buyer's info (that's easy to capture) and then how many tickets they want (I can do that easy enough) and then the names of the guests and what each wants for dinner (here is where the trouble starts). So for example, Jane Doe buys 4 tickets, I want to know that Jane wants chicken, Bob Doe wants fish, Missy Doe wants chicken, and Jack Doe wants steak. Is there a way to do this with JotForm?

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    liyam
    Answered on September 30, 2011 at 08:21 PM

    Hello lhuebner,

    I don't think this can be possible if using only within the features of JotForm.  Although with a bit of flaws, I believe this can be done.

    You will need to have a dropdown select field that has conditions in it.  The conditions should say that if none is selected, no guest name and food selected field will show up.  When the dropdown is selected, it should meet a condition that it will return the number of guest field names and meal choice fields. 

    The flaw with this is the number selected won't return automatically the number in your payment gateway tool.  If you have different amounts for the meal choices, the form user still has to select the number of orders for your product 1, for product 2, and so on. Some sort of an honest to goodness thing.

    If you have other questions or concerns, please do let us know.

    Thanks,

    Liyam

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    JotFormHelper
    Answered on September 30, 2011 at 08:26 PM

    Hi

    I Think Liyam Did A Good Description That You Understand!

    Well Done Liyam, I Like Your Work And Speed!

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    lhuebner
    Answered on September 30, 2011 at 08:33 PM

    I should have noted that the tickets are the same cost regardless of the meal chosen - so this suggestion by Liyam may work out just fine. I will give it a try when I get back into work on Monday. Thanks Liyam, I would not have come up with this solution so I truly appreciate your help. If I need any more help on Monday I will comment again. Libby

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    JotFormHelper
    Answered on September 30, 2011 at 08:35 PM

    You Are Always Welcome!

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    lhuebner
    Answered on October 03, 2011 at 02:31 PM

    I am having difficulty using conditions on the quantity field for the paypal product that I created. Can you give me more detailed instructions?

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    liyam
    Answered on October 04, 2011 at 01:34 PM

    This is indeed quite difficult to accomplish.

    First, what you need to do is add all the fields in your form editor. You need to have a dropdown menu that declares the number of guests. 

    Example, you need three so add a dropdown menu with 1 2 and 3 as your choices

    Then create 3 field names for your guest names, and 3 fields for your food package selections

    Here is then the list of fields:

    - Number of guests
    - Guest name 1
    - Food choice 1
    - Guest name 2
    - Food choice 2
    - Guest name 3
    - Food choice 3

    Now, you need to set your conditions on a per field basis

    Hide guest name 1 if ...
    if no. of guests is empty
     

    Hide guest food choice 1 if ...
    if no. of guests is empty

    Hide guest name 2 if ... (if any coniditions are matched)
    if no. of guests is empty
    if no. of guests is 1  

    Hide guest food choice 2 if ... (if any)
    if no. of guests is empty
    if no. of guests is 1

    Hide guest name 3 if ... (if any)
    if no. of guests is empty
    if no. of guests is 1
    if no. of guests is 2

    Hide guest food choice 3 if ... (if any)
    if no. of guests is empty
    if no. of guests is 1
    if no. of guests is 2

    Now the show conditions

    Show guest name 1 if ... (if any)
    if no. of guests is 1
    if no. of guests is 2
    if no. of guests is 3

    Show guest food choice 1 if ... (if any)
    if no. of guests is 1
    if no. of guests is 2
    if no. of guests is 3

    Show guest name 2 if ... (if any)
    if no. of guests is 2
    if no. of guests is 3

    Show guest food choice 2 if ... (if any)
    if no. of guests is 2
    if no. of guests is 3

    Show guest name 3 if ...
    if no. of guests is 3

    Show guest food choice 3 if ...
    if no. of guests is 3

    The end result would be something like this: http://form.jotform.com/form/12761053693

    Feel free to clone the form.

    I hope this sheds some light to your concerns.