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    How can I insert multiple responses into one text box?

    Asked by scottwmt on May 29, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Hello, attached is the start of a form that one of the support team helped me create.

    The way it is set up now, each response goes to a separate text box.

    When I tried to have multiple responses output to the same text box, each previous response was overwritten.

    I would like each response to be added to the same text box.  Each response added as a new line below the previous.

    Can someone give me a hand?

    Thanks! Scott

     

     

    Page URL:
    http://www.jotform.ca/form/51488999075274

    responses multiple questions multiple responses text box conditions update a form field form field value
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Jan on May 30, 2015 at 07:30 AM

    I would like to clarify about this issue that you're having.

    When I tried to have multiple responses output to the same text box, each previous response was overwritten.

    You can see that the left side was filled with the value of red. Now on the 1.a response field, it was updated with a text of "Please paint the left side of the card RED."

    Now if you type a value on the field that is asking about the right side of the car, here's what you'll get.

    So we need to know, where is the textbox or textarea you would like these value to appear? Right now, it is on 1.a response.

    Would you like to combine the answer of left and right paint?

    We'll wait for your reply. Thank you.

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    Answered by scottwmt on May 30, 2015 at 09:54 AM

    Thank you for your help.

    After the user responds to both questions 1a and 1b, I would like the text box '1a Response' to display both responses together in the same text box as:

    - please paint the left side of the car red

    - please paint the right side of the car green

     

     

    Right now, the response to question 1a displays correctly at first, but when the user fills out 1b, then the response to 1a disappears.

    (I have no need for a separate text box '1b response')

    Hope that made sense!

    Scott

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Aury on May 30, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    Hello Scott,

    The idea definitely make sense, however when working with condition it generates a conflict, that is why when your user fills out 1b, then the response to 1a disappears, this is because 1b condition replaces 1a answer.

    I have cloned your form, here you are the link: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/51495270254960

    Please take a look at the test:

    Here you are the conditions:

    I hope this helps.

     

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    Answered by scottwmt on May 30, 2015 at 01:50 PM

    Thank you for your reply.

    No, that will not work for what I require.

    I need to be able to consolidate all of the responses so that the user can COPY and PASTE into a WORD document in one step.

    Is there a way to consolidate all of the responses for the user to be able to do this?

    Thank you again,

    Scott

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    Answered by Sammy on May 30, 2015 at 02:25 PM

    I have enhanced the above forms and hope it meets your requirement.

    I have two temporary textboxes that get the two colors, when the textboxes are both filled he information will be copied into the reponses.

    You can set the textboxes to be hidden

    Here is a link of the for you can clone for you testing

    http://www.jotformpro.com/form/51494992714971

    Kindly lets us know if this solves your problem

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    Answered by scottwmt on May 30, 2015 at 03:35 PM

    Fantastic!

    Exactly what I needed.

    Thank you very much,

    Scott

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    Answered by Sammy on May 30, 2015 at 03:46 PM

    Hi Scott,

    Very glad to hear it addressed your issue point on, cheers.

    Feel free to contact us if you need further assistance

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    Answered by markrojek1 on August 17, 2016 at 06:57 PM

    I have the same issue with the form located at:

    https://form.jotform.com/62296784276167

    I want to copy the value from each of the hidden "Warning" boxes along with anything that is typed in to the "Comments" box directly below the associated "Warning" Box into the hidden "Deficiencies" box at the bottom.  I only need to use this so that one person can go in to a grid or html report and easily see things that were marked missing or damaged.

    I wrote the rules in like I assumed that I should, but each item overwrites the last.  I need all of them listed together.

     

    Thanks and sorry to add on to this thread, but it is spot on what I am dealing with.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on August 17, 2016 at 11:51 PM

    @markrojek1,

    Your question is moved to a separate thread and shall be addressed there shortly.

    https://www.jotform.com/answers/909209

    Thank you!