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    How do I limit people to only choose one "first Choice" class?

    Asked by cyrenaweeks on April 13, 2015 at 04:06 PM

    I have a table inside my form and I want people to only be able to select 1 "first choice", 1 "Second Choice" and 1 "third choice" for classes offered

     

    How do I limit people to only choosing one "first Choice" class?

    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50555417858969

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    http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50555417858969

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    table select matrix
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on April 13, 2015 at 05:12 PM

    Hi,

    Please check this cloned version of your form: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/51026574072955. If this is how you want it to offer, then just simply change your Input Type from Checkbox to Radio Button:

    Thanks

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    Answered by cyrenaweeks on April 13, 2015 at 06:09 PM

    I need people to only be able to choose one box in the 1st choice column, then one in the 2nd choice column.  That being said, I also need the radio button so that they can only choose one in the row also.  Can you help with that?

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    Answered by Welvin on April 13, 2015 at 06:27 PM

    Hi,

    So you want to mix Checkbox and Radio button in the Matrix field? Unfortunately, it's not possible. In my clone version of your form, for each row, you can only select one choice, either 1st, second or 3rd. I think that's how you want it.  Kindly check that and let me know.

    Thanks

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    Answered by cyrenaweeks on April 13, 2015 at 09:10 PM

    Thank you for your help. I don't want to mix check box and radio. I want the radio button. I need to have the form so in the table a person can only check one box per COLUMN  and one per Row.

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    Answered by Charlie on April 14, 2015 at 03:43 AM

    Hi,

    Unfortunately, it is not possible right now, what you are looking is to limit the selections BOTH in the column and in one row. Which I believe means that one of the item choices will be selected only ONCE. One time in a row and one time in a column.

    So basically, one item can only be selected in one column, AND one item can only be selected in one row. This is not possible in the Matrix table, but there might be a way if you will be using plain text boxes and using the Conditions, I'll try to find a workaround and will let you know.

    Kind regards.

     

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    Answered by DoraAlmassy on October 02, 2015 at 01:03 AM

    Hello all,

    Have you found a solution for the problem above? I would like to do the same and can't find a solution. Many thanks, 

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    Answered by Charlie on October 02, 2015 at 03:40 AM

    @DoraAlmassy

    Currently, we haven't found a workaround but you can interchange the Columns to Rows and Rows to Columns to limit the answers. Here's an example:

    To better assist you and discuss the setup you have, I went ahead and opened a separate thread for your concern. Please refer to this link: http://www.jotform.com/answers/675001. We will address it shortly.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by DoraAlmassy on October 02, 2015 at 03:43 AM

    Thank you for the answer. 

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    Answered by grade4pagasa on October 02, 2015 at 04:29 AM

    Feature Request > Add Require an answer on EVERY COLUMN as a requirement option in the Matrix Field. (fig. 1)

    Because from what I've seen in Survey Design practice, we don't see numerous categories / attributes (with lengthy words and phrases) placed on the header while the points / rating scale are placed on the left column. it will just mess up the layout of the survey. (fig. 2)

    I know that the Orderable list widget (and others I haven't tried or seen yet) can be used as an alternative but the Matrix Field offers simplicity, conciseness and doesn't take up much space in the form. Which I think makes it 1 of the popular tools used in survey making.

    - Randy 

     

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    fig. 2

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    Answered by Sammy on October 02, 2015 at 06:26 AM

    Thank you Randy for your suggestion, I have forwarded this as a  feature request to our developers for consideration.

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    Answered by certipma on February 24, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    Can I have another "Requered completing question" answer?

    this would eliminates the need of composing several fields into one.

    "Requires only one answer for the whole matrix"?

    Or instead of Matrix it could be done at the Multiselect Grid" widget?

    And the last, can I pass along the rox/column (RC) values of the choice? for instance

    11, 12 ... 1n

    21, 22 ... 2n

    m1, m2 ... mn