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    How to update form field value in the same field

    Asked by cheekyface on March 18, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Just wondering if it's possible to update a field value based on the input of the user and updating the same field that the data is entered into.  This is mainly for people who use abbreviations so that I could have the data transfer in it's full version.
    I guess it would be like a a correction on the text entered.

    user is a regular customer Named 'Party Hire Melbourne'
    When asked for their Company Name on the booking form they enter BHM (just quicker and easier for them)

    Can I set the form field Company Name to update to the full name "Party Hire Melbourne" upon the user moving to the next question OR clicking outside the Company Name field?  



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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on March 18, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    If this is about having a fixed company name list, then it might be possible by using our Autocomplete Widget

    In this demo form, I quickly made for you, entered the complete name plus the abbreviation, so that if you type BHM it will show the complete name, or if you type JF , "JotForm" should show up.


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    Answered by cheekyface on March 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Thanks Jeanette.  That's brilliant. 
    I've already gone and done a long-way work around that still works but I may change it to this.

    I used the condition to update fields then just entered rules to cover the possible entries.  This is just for one customer however.  I take it this widget will allow me to enter variations for quite a few possibilities so is the better choice.

    Thanks again.

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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on March 20, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    I am very glad the Autocomplete widget sorted our your requirements. you can use it in all of your forms for different scenarios or clients.

    Do not hesitate con contact us anytime!