How can i have a specific pdf for the Jotform Submission

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    Asked on January 17, 2015 at 11:41 AM


    I have a form which requires you to choose a project type, depending on the project type different sets of fields appear.

    I would like to have a pdf with just the fields shown on the specific Project type rather than all the fields,

    could you provide me with some assistance?


    Kind Regards,


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    Answered on January 17, 2015 at 03:29 PM

    Hi alexkhetab,

    Thank you for contacting us for support. I a more than happy to help out. If I understood you correctly, you have various project types that would determine the fields that are displayed on a form. You would like for your PDF files to only show the fields that are associated with that project type and not all the fields that exist on the form.

    There is an option in "View Submissions" that you can explore. You can hide empty fields so that they will not show on the report for a specific submission.  

    For example:
    Please take a look at the brief form below.

    Name: Sean
    Company: Jotform
    Position: Support

    The "Test" field was not filled in by this specific form user hence in the report with the "Auto Hide Empty Fields" enabled, it will exclude this field from the report to show the following.

    Name: Sean
    Company: Jotform
    Position: Support

    Please follow the screenshots below to enable the Auto Hide Field in "View Submissions"

    Another Workaround
    You can explore creating a form for each of your project types. You will use the same interface see below.

    However, you would use Conditional Logic to direct the user a specific form base on their selection.

    Take a look at this test form:

    If this method was explored, you would have individual reports generated for each form thus delegating work would be much easier and organized. Once you have created individual forms for each of your project types, you would follow the Conditional Logic options below on the form that would provide the project type options (shown above).


    I hope this helps. Feel free to contact us if further support is needed.