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    How do I add a list of options for input

    Asked by jolomero on January 15, 2015 at 01:45 PM

    I have a survey that I'm putting together, and part of that asks for up to 5  one-word answers to one question. As in,

    what 5 xxx do you think impacts yyy today?

    I'd prefer that each answer be separated out in the resultant csv file.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    survey CSV thanks and
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on January 15, 2015 at 02:33 PM

    I understand that you want to put different input fields for the question on a single line. The widget Narrative Fields should help you in achieving this requirement. However the responses received through this widget are not separated in the CSV file. Please give a try with the widget and let us know if you need any further assistance.

    http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/narrative_fields

    Please let us know if you are looking for something different. We will be happy to help.

    Thanks!

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    Answered by jolomero on January 15, 2015 at 02:43 PM

    Thanks for you response, Kiran.  I'm afraid that option is not suitable for my purposes.

    An alternative I found is the Dynamic Textbox, which at least orders things nicely and gives me the info I need in the CSV file (the more important aspect of what I want to do with the data once gathered).

    The only thing it doesn't do is to allow me to limit the number of 'additional' textboxes someone wants to add.  Is it possible to change that in some way?

    As an aside, I understand that the new changes were probably made to have the building forms simpler.  I have to say that some of the real simplicity has been lost, which is a shame.

    Looking forward to hearing your suggestions to modifying the Dynamic Textbox.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on January 15, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Unfortunately, the Dynamic textbox widget is not having an option to limit the number of entries. I'm checking out other options available and see that Matrix field could help. The response of this field are also separated in CSV. The other alternative is to use native text boxes and then position them using field positioning method.

    I've also tried to get it worked with Dynamic textbox widget by placing the required number of fields and then to hide the Add button. Since this widget loads on an iframe and web security issue we inject CSS code to iframe from the form. However, this may be possible if you can embed the source code of the JotForm on your webpage.

    Please let us know if you need any further assistance. Thanks!