Advance Date selection

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    Asked on January 09, 2015 at 10:40 AM


    Is it possible to create an advance Date selection - explain in more details...

    1) We want users to select or enter a date - this can be done I know


    2) When a user selects/or enter a date...

    - in another field: - it calculates for an example:

     a) 3 days for job 1
     b) 5 days for job 2
    (depending what job they ask for)

    and we want to add the weekends (as we don't work on weekends)

    So basically what we want is a job request form - and when the expected turn around day will be (to show the requester)...
    3 Days for visual (3 days for job 1)
    5 Days for campaign (5 days for job 2)
    It doesn't include the date that they booked it in
    Weekends we don't work so this must be included in the equations

    - explain: if a user books in a job request on Friday 1st January then the job will be available on Thursday 7th January for visual and for campaign it will be available on Monday 11th January.

    Hopefully this all makes sense


    Kind regards



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    Answered on January 09, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    I see you are looking for a way to allow the selection of advanced dates to automatically configure two separate jobs. Please allow me some time to look into this more to see if I can come up with a possible solution for you for this and then I will respond to you later on as soon as I can.

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    Answered on January 09, 2015 at 12:56 PM

    Hi KadeJM,

    Cheers for this, much appreciate whatever the outcome.

    You have a good weekend.



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    Answered on January 09, 2015 at 01:51 PM

    I think I may have one possible way so far that has come to mind which you can look over. In this example it's currently a bit of a rough draft to show you one way you could do this as a possibility which we can help with if you wish to pursue it.

    Basically what I did is create a form with a radio then I used conditional logic to allow users to then choose appointments via our appointment slots widget as days for a 3 or 5 day duration. At that point the conditional logic will trigger the days to pop up to set a timeframe with the time range field as an example where clients could set the duration for each day.

    Alternatively, if you don't like the appointment slots we have a date reservation widget that you could use in place of it instead to pick out days from a calendar.

    If you don't like either of those options I will try to think of something better but it may take longer and is not a guarantee. Aside from that the only other option that would make this possible that I know of would be to use the form's source code to get your hands dirty with a custom programming outside of jotform that would better suit a more advanced duration selection.

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    Answered on January 09, 2015 at 01:54 PM

    I meant to also tell you that you are more than welcome to clone if you'd like to take a look at it more.

    Here's how to clone it if you don't know how to do that yet.

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    Answered on January 13, 2015 at 03:56 AM

    Hi Kade,

    Thank you for your messages, much appreciated

    - I haven't had time to look at them, once I do I let you know which route you have offered




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    Answered on January 13, 2015 at 08:25 AM

    Hi Wing,

    In my colleague's name, you are welcome. Do let us know how it goes.

    Best Regards,