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    How many Conditional statement can JotForm have

    Asked by vishdemo on March 16, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Hi,

    I work for Box and I believe we are partners. I often recommend JotForm for my own customers and suddenly thought of something. 

    I'm actually thinking of using JotForm for my wedding RSVPs. However, my wedding's a little complex since not everyone is invited to everything. I wanted to have users input certain codes (or last names) and have all of the necessary events and attendees show up. 

    For instance, if you typed in "Williams", you should see John William, and Kelly William. However, if you typed "Johnson", you may see 4 members of the Johnson family. 

    *QUESTION* I'd like to know what your maximum # of conditionals is. I have around ~400 guests and about 5 events so I'm going to (painfully) create quite a lot of conditionals. I'd like to know that I won't be wasting my time and then suddenly get cut off by JotForm because I've used a maximum # of something. Can you guys please verify? 

    For reference, I'm using the following Support article as my guide: http://www.jotform.com/answers/385866-Custom-RSVP-for-Wedding

    I've included a preliminary design for my site here (http://form.jotform.us/form/50748036266155) in case you guys needed more information. 

    Time is definitely of importance, and I'd love to know soon. 

    Thanks!

     

    Vish

    Page URL:
    http://form.jotform.us/form/50748036266155

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on March 17, 2015 at 01:34 AM

    Hi,

    As far as I know, there is no limit on the number of conditional statements you can add on the form.

    As long as you can add a working conditional statement on the form, you will be able to add them.

    What should be put into consideration instead is the after management and performance of the form if you will add a lot of conditional statements on it.

    Performance -- since it is an online form, it will have performance penalty if the form will have to process thousands of script conditions on it. Penalty like, the form may take time to load.. there is obvious lag happening on the form every time you move.. or form/page might crash also if the browser will time out and could not render the form completely.

    Management -- if the form have a lot of conditions (complex), it will be very difficult to maintain them also. Unless you truly dedicate documentation for each conditional statement that will be put into the form and use it for reference.

    I checked your jotform http://www.jotform.us/form/50748036266155 to have a preview and better understanding of your requirement.

    From what I understand so far on the conditions on your form, I would also suggest using the "Contains" keyword instead of "Equal to" for the rules. (refer to the screenshot below to see how I meant)

     

     

     

    If you use the "Contains" rule + variables for the search option, the rule will be more dynamic and will be able to cover more range -- which in turn will require lesser conditional statement.

    Example:

    IF Lastname "Contains" Jon,Jot,Fo,Vi THEN 

    SHOW "Action"

     

    If you use "Equal" it becomes more static and search will be very specific.

    Hope this help. Let us know how we can be of further assistance.

    Thanks!