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    I need to be able to choose a file location. Like upload, but I just need to populate a box with the URL

    Asked by starswebmaster on June 02, 2015 at 06:30 PM

    I am creating a form for our sporting club. The form is to allow our members to buy the Individual and Team photos, but they need a way to select which photo's they want to pay for. I was thinking to have a selection box that points to  our file server where they could choose an image, and the url would be place in a box on the form. Then when the form is submitted we know which photo is required. 

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    Answered by jonathan on June 02, 2015 at 07:31 PM

    This is very much possible to do in the form.

    It can be achieve by Assigning a value to the selections (Checkbox or Radio option).

    The value is the URL of the file.

    Check the user guide: -How-to-Assign-Calculation-Value



    You can try my test form http://www.jotform.me/form/51527603978464 where I had applied the concept.

    I assign the calculation value like this


    when the form is submitted, the value(URL) of the selected option is pass on to a hidden Textbox


    You will be able to see the URL selected in the Submission data


    You can also clone the test form http://www.jotform.me/form/51527603978464  to review how I set it up.

    user guide: -How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL

    Hope this help. Let us know if you need further assistance.








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    Answered by starswebmaster on June 02, 2015 at 08:48 PM

    Hi, firstly thanks for replying. Much appreciated.

    However, the solution does not match my needs.

    I have a directory on a fileserver with over 200 images of photo's taken of members of my sports club. The form I am doing is an order form for the members to select from the photos taken, which ones they want to print. So I need like a file upload widget, but without actually uploading the file, but just allows you to view the images on the server and when you select one it brings back the url of the photo they decided on, so we know which one's to print. 



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    Answered by Mike_G on June 03, 2015 at 06:06 AM

    You can add a radio button that will hold the selection of the images and pass its value(directory of the image) to a text box(which is hidden) that will show on the email notification. 

    The options will contain: 

    <img alt="" src="http://www.desktopaper.com/wp-content/uploads/gorgeous-foot-bridge-green-nature.jpg" style="width: 200px; height:200px; " align="absmiddle">

    for each image. The line highlighted in blue, is the directory/link of the image.

    Then, set calculation values to each image by: 

    Each image has its own calculation values which is their directory/link. 

    Then pass the calculation values of the Radio button field to the Hidden Textbox.

    Once your condition is set, you can test your form

    Note: The Hidden Textbox field is shown on the form above just to show you that the calculation value is passed. However, you can hide it by: 

    And when you receive your notification after form submission, here's what it will look like.

    I hope this helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. Thank you.