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    Placing drop-down fields in each square of a grid image

    Asked by dgspencer on April 26, 2015 at 11:49 AM


    My other question is this:  I'll be placing drop-down fields on the form in each square of the grid pattern in this background image.  I'm trying to get the look and feel of a calendar with drop-downs for each day.  Do you think this will work or should I go another route to accomplish my goal?



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    Answered by Carina on April 26, 2015 at 01:07 PM

    I believe that a similar result might be achievable by using the matrix field and then editing the source code, but this can involve a lot of work:

    You can test and clone the demo form:


    Instead please let us know more details on what you need to accomplish and we may try to find a simpler solution.

    Thank you

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    Answered by dgspencer on April 26, 2015 at 08:33 PM

    Yayyyyy!!!  It's Carina!!!  How's my favorite JotForm support person? :-)

    Well, too be more specific:  When I was using Adobe, I created a calendar template much like the one in this form's background.  I would modify it according to the particular dates in a given month.  Once that was done, I put drop-down fields in the square of each day of the month.  The fields had times in them (e.g. 6 AM - 8 AM, 10 AM - 12 PM, etc.) so essentially the person was selecting a day and time to report for an assignment.  I figured the easiest way to replicate this in JotForm was to make the background into a calendar and position the drop-down fields over the squares for each date.

    I know I would have to change the image every month, but with a template that won't be much of a problem.  And with a field in each square, all I would need to do is eliminate drop-down fields that don't correspond with a date.  The real pain would be a naming scheme for the fields so my reports make sense.

    Well that's my idea...do you think it will work??  I didn't use a matrix b/c of the graphics INSIDE the calendar.  I'd like to keep those, but I don't think I'd get them into a matrix?  Also there is the problem that the times are different on certain days of the week.

    Thanks, Carina!!

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    Answered by Kiran on April 27, 2015 at 01:00 AM

    As I see your requirement, it seems that there is a need custom programming with the source code of the JotForm. Please allow me some time to check if we can achieve with in-built features of JotForm. However, please be noted that there may be limitations. Let me get back to you with relevant information on this requirement as soon as I find something helpful to you.

    Thank you!!