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    How do I set up a dependent drop down? Categories and subcategories?

    Asked by LemonadeStudios on March 13, 2015 at 02:16 PM

    Hello, 

    I want my clients to be able to select from a list of categories. Then once one is selected they get a list of subcategories appropriate to the top category. 

    So if they select "Books" then the second drop down would automatically filter down to: 

    Books Featured Books Comics Bedtime Stories Celebrate the Arts Children & Teens Comics & Graphic Novels Poetry Religion & Spirituality Romance

    Is that possible?

    and style selected select hello
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on March 13, 2015 at 05:10 PM

    Yes. You can use our Dynamic Dropdown widget to achieve this requirement. 

    You may also have multiple drop downs for each subcategories and show them based on the selection of main category using conditions wizard.

    This is how it works.

    Hope this information helps! Please get back to us if you need any further assistance. We will be happy to help.