Would it be possible to create a field similar to the full name or address field with multiple text fields?

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    Asked on May 14, 2015 at 02:10 PM

    I would like to create a "Phone Numbers" field similar to the full name field with three text box submissions. I can edit the full name field to be titled "Phone Numbers" and change "First" to "Home" ect, but I am wondering if it would be possible to imput masks as well as simply be able to create my own multiple text box field where I can edit the size of the fields and add up to 5 or more fields. Also, why is it not possible to edit the size of quick tools like full name and address?

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    Answered on May 14, 2015 at 02:47 PM


    I'm not sure if it's advisable to change those fields, the Full Name and Phone Number fields were specifically designed for that purposes. What I could recommend is using the widgets that allows you to add multiple fields in one item, you can check this widget page for that: http://widgets.jotform.com/category/multiple_entries.

    Another, instead of have separate text boxes, you can use the default text box and add an input mask. Here's a test form: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/51335569425964.

    In my form, I added an input mask, divided the possible input into 3 parts separated by "-". I used "*" to allow alphanumeric characters.


    Regarding the sizes, we can change them using custom CSS code using the Form Designer Tool, you can share us the form that you are working at and let us know what fields you would like to adjust the size (I assume it's the width you are referring). 

    I hope this helps.

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    Answered on May 14, 2015 at 03:45 PM

    Thank you very much!

    I will search through the widgets more and see if I can find something I like.

    For now, I created a condensed form using the address field.

    <script type="text/javascript" src="//form.jotform.us/jsform/51336421947153"></script>

    I found the "Multiple Text Fields" widget but the only problem with it is that I would like to have a group title for all of the fields similar to the address field.

    Thank you!

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    Answered on May 14, 2015 at 04:09 PM

    That's actually pretty clever, using the parts of the Address field to match your needs. Haven't checked what it will looked like in the submissions view, but I'm guessing it should be fine.

    Please do continue to explore the other widgets, although there are some limitations when designing them, but I hope you find something useful. The most customizable of them is the Configurable List widget, here's a guide on it: http://www.jotform.com/help/282-How-to-Set-Up-the-Configurable-List-Widget. Do let us know if you need more help on this.

    Thank you :)