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    Conditional fields - i think i'm making this way too hard

    Asked by West7th on June 17, 2015 at 01:55 PM

    form link is http://www.jotform.us/West7th/Resource

    this is a sign up form. Each person/biz can choose 5 CATEGORIES.

    Once the category is chosen, a specific "services" should to pop up.

    i'm not doing it right - i'm sure making it way more complicated than it needs to be!! help!

    Categories are:

    Advertising • Communications • Media
    Animals • Pets • Animal Hospitals • Veterinarians
    Arts • Culture • Entertainment
    Automotive • Aviation • Marine
    Banking • Financial
    Child Care • Children Services
    Clothing • Accessories
    Computers • IT • Technology
    Construction • Contractors
    Emergency Services
    Employment • Staffing • Career Services
    End of Life Services
    Fitness • Sports • Recreation
    Health Care • Wellness
    Housing • Home Maintenance 
    Industrial • Manufacturing
    Legal Services
    Nonprofits • Community Services
    Personal Services
    Professional • Business Services
    Real Estate
    Religious Organizations
    Restaurants • Food • Beverages
    Retail • Shopping
    Travel • Leisure
    Utilities • Environment
    Venues • Facilities


    for instance, if  LANDSCAPING is chosen then this list of services shows

    Retaining Wall
    Tree Service

    I created a field with the list of services for each of the CATEGORIES above. I don't think i'm doing it right...



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    Answered by david on June 17, 2015 at 02:55 PM


    The best way to accomplish what you are looking for would be to replace your dropdown menus with a single checkbox field containing all the options.  Then set the checkbox fields to allow a minimum of 1 selection and a maximum of 5:

    Then, based on the selections made in that field, show the appropriate category.  I setup the first few for you:

    Just go down the list and for each option in your checkbox, show the associated checkbox field.  Here is my test form to show you how to first few are setup and working:



    If you have any further questions, let us know and we will be happy to help.