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    How can I add an other option in a dropdown list?

    Asked by shalberstam on May 22, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    I would like to add an other option for a drop down list that would allow the user to fill in his own choice that isn't on the list.

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    Answered by Charlie on May 22, 2015 at 11:26 AM


    I believe it's not possible in the plain drop down field. But it is possible in our widgets. You can check the available widgets here:

    Widgets Multiple Entries Categories 

    Widgets Select Boxes Category 

    If you would like to let your users to add another option in a drop down, that is possible using this widget: http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/user_contributed_dropdown.

    Or you can also use conditional logic to show and hide the "other" text box.

    1. I added the default drop down field and a text box for the other.

    2. In my conditional logic, if they selected the option "Other", then I'll display the "Other Text Box".


    You can see the two workarounds I mentioned above in this sample form I made: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/51414820400945?.

    I hope that helps.

    Thank you.