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    How to let someone skip an input in a textbox with input masking enabled?

    Asked by ArielRauch on August 08, 2015 at 02:08 PM

    I would like to create field that allows input of the following:

    ####.##x####.##

     

    The problem is that if the number has less than 4 digits before the decimal point the user has to enter 0s.

     

    Please advise,

     

    Ariel

    input mask mask problem create decimal point decimal
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    Answered by Welvin on August 08, 2015 at 08:56 PM

    Hi Ariel,

    I think that is not possible in the Input Masking so I would suggest using our Fixed Format widget instead:

    http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/fixed_format

    Here's how to add a widget to your form: https://www.jotform.com/help/252-How-to-Add-a-Widget-to-your-Form.

    In the format section, simply enter ____/__/____/__ and set allowed numbers characters to no number.

    Thanks

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    Answered by ArielRauch on August 09, 2015 at 02:54 AM
    this is almost a solution:)
    how do I refer to the separate fields in the Email Notifier

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    Answered by Welvin on August 09, 2015 at 07:22 AM

    I'm not sure what you mean, can you expound on that, please? But this is how the data from the masked input widget appear in the email notifier:

    Did you mean to say that you want to separate the data per input box?

    Thanks

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    Answered by ArielRauch on August 09, 2015 at 07:29 AM
    Let us start with the form:I want to limit the user to input numbers up to 9999.99. I need this type of number twice with an “x” between them.
    In the end I would like to have one field (or two if this is easier for Jotform) to include:
    234.45x667.45
    or
    2223.56x56.3
    and so on

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    Answered by Welvin on August 09, 2015 at 09:15 AM

    Unfortunately, that is not possible in the fixed format widget. I can't find a similar widget that would do this. But you could just assumed that. But not unless you would like to send that information to your users. In this case, a textbox with input masking is enabled is a good option then just put some instructions before the field that would let them know the usage. Like, enter 00 before the other two non-zero digit.

    Thanks