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    How can I limit the number of responses selected for a question's answer choices?

    Asked by 4CSummit on May 19, 2015 at 01:53 PM

    I am building an event registration form. I'm looking to make a maximum amount of times a specific answer can be selected within a question. Is there a way to set a limit?

    For example, I am asking people to choose their spa treatment, facial, massage or body treatment. I only have a specific number of appointments available for each choice. I'd like to be able to disable a choice (facial) to be shown after I have received the maximum number of responses/appointments I can book.

    Also, I don't want to accept payment for services.

    Is there a specific question type I should select that has this capability? Currently, I've used a dropdown.

    Thank you for your help!  

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on May 19, 2015 at 02:53 PM

    We have an inbuilt feature to limit the responses by unique question that allows unique entry for a specific field.

    However, since you are having the same options for different selections, this might not work for you. But you may consider using our Appointment Slots widget that can limit the selections.


    I've added multiple appointment slot widgets on the JotForm to display based on the selection. Please see the demo form below and see if that works for you.


    Please check with Spa option to display the options available. Please feel free to clone this JotForm to your account to see how it works. 

    Please get back to us if you need any further assistance. We will be happy to help.


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    Answered by decimastgo on May 06, 2016 at 10:55 AM


    I dont know how to get to that window  you showed there kiran. 


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Nik_C on May 06, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    That option you can find if you go to your form builder and then Preferences:

    In new window please go Advanced:

    Please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thank you!