How do I display extra fields before clicking Submit button?

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    Asked on May 26, 2015 at 01:58 PM

    I have this function working in my main form but for some reason can't get the "Show Escalation Follow-up Collapse" header and Follow up Notes (will be 1 per department) to display properly once an email address is entered.

    Here is a link to the form I'm working on:


    Here are the rules I have set up so far:

    Once this form is correct, I then want to swap this clone with my main Merle Norman RBC Call Report form which is located at: WITHOUT destroying any of the previous data already submitted for this form. Can I save the original Merle Norman RBC Call Report as another file name and keep the originally submitted data intact?



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    Answered on May 26, 2015 at 02:29 PM

    I see that the follow-up notes fields are set to hide and hence they are not displayed on your JotForm after entering the correct email id.

    In order to display these fields, please right-click on the field and select Show Field from the quick menu.

    Since you are already using conditions to show the fields, they shall be displayed only when the correct email address is entered.

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

    The other query is moved to a separate thread and shall be addressed there shortly.

    Thank you!

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    Answered on May 26, 2015 at 06:33 PM

    Hi Kiran,


    So I temporarily removed the hidden fields but I need to hide them for the initial user that fills this form. I only want them displayed if:


    §         the initial user has checked an “Escalate to” box and has

    §         made notes in the corresponding “Escalate to” text area box and submits the form

    §         the submission is read by one of the parties indicated in the corresponding “Esc2…” email

    §         the party that has received the Esc2 email EDITS the original form by clicking the email link and entering their email in the Home Office Use Only field as below:




    upon entering their email as above in Home Office Use Only, the “Escalation Follow Up Notes” Header should appear for all email users above Corresponding departmental Follow Up Notes text area should appear only for the email addresses listed in ESC2(Department) Recipient Email so they can enter their notes and re-submit the form




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    Answered on May 26, 2015 at 08:40 PM

    Hi Michelle,

    It is not quite clear what is the remaining issue on the form

    Please tell us which part is still not working and we will focus to check on it.

    I initially have the impression that it could be the email sending issue.. which actually is not the original issue this thread have. But we need to confirm first, and we will check further.

    We will wait for your updated response.





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    Answered on May 29, 2015 at 12:25 PM

    Hi Team,

    Below is a link to the back end dashboard view of an Escalated email that a user receives when the Advertising "Escalate to" box was checked. This user then clicks the Edit link in the email which displays the form that the consultant has filled out. To make their own notes in the form, they have to fill in their email address into the Home Office Use Only field which should then SHOW the Escalation Follow Up Notes header as well as the Follow Up Notes text area for which that person is responsible. Currently, I have the conditions only set up for one person's department. It is condition 39. which says that if Home Office Use only equals, then SHOW Escalation Follow Up Notes (header) which works and also SHOW Consumer Relations Follow Up Notes (text area) which I can't get to work.

    Thanks for any help!!


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    Answered on May 29, 2015 at 01:44 PM

    This happens because you have set the field Consumer Relations Follow-up field hidden initially. So even if there are conditions that making it show it will never show on the field. 

    Here's what you can do to get this working: 

    Then, create a new condition shown on the image below

    And as for the result: 

    Hope this helps. Let us know if you need further clarification and/or help. Thank you. 

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    Answered on June 01, 2015 at 04:45 PM

    Thanks very much, Mike. Everything displays properly now. But I have one additional issue. I have finished entering all the conditions and am testing to ensure that the email chains work. I have entered in my own email address "" into the RBC Email field and have set test conditions to Send ESC2ADV email to me if Escalation Notes Advertising is filled. I have also set if Advertising Follow up Notes is filled, send ESC FU ADV to {rbcEmail}. But when I filled the Advertising Follow up Notes in my test, it sent me an ESC FU email for each department (please see picture). How do I get it to send me just the ESC FU email for just the appropriate department? In this case, I was expecting just to get one email ESC FU ADV to {rbcEmail}. Thanks!!!
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    Answered on June 01, 2015 at 06:01 PM

    Since the original issue was solved, I've moved your inquiry about the conditional email to a separate thread here:

    We'll be addressing it as soon as possible.