"If Fields Contains" Logic Parameter

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    Asked on August 17, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Did the "Contains" parameter disappear from the conditional logic parameters? I could seriously use that right now, big time!

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    Answered on August 17, 2015 at 01:11 PM

    Hello NGHS,

    The "Contains" parameter is very much there in the conditions and you should be able to use it in your forms as well. Please check the screenshot below:


    Do you mean to say that you are unable to see the contains parameter in your conditions wizard?  Can you please let us know the form and the field name with which you are having this issue with and we will take a look.

    We will wait for your response.

    Thank you!

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    Answered on August 17, 2015 at 02:03 PM

    Hello! It looks like it does not show up for me. I am needing to apply this condition to a drop down.



    The idea is there are multiple options with the name "Walters" (as in Walters Auditorium). I want to show an Attendance option field if an option containing "Walters" is selected.


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    Answered on August 17, 2015 at 04:58 PM

    It seems that you are looking for contains for a dropdown field. Unfortunately, contains parameter is available only text field or text area like fields. However, there is a workaround to achieve your requirement. 

    1. Add a new text-box field below the dropdown options listed. 

    This text box can be hidden on your JotForm.

    2. Add a condition to get the dropdown value to the newly added text box field.

    3. Now, add the condition required with contains on this text-box field as below.

    Please see the following cloned version of your JotForm with the changes provided above on System Overview & Continuum of Care - (Required) section. 


    You may clone this JotForm to your account to see how it works.

    Hope this information helps!

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    Answered on August 17, 2015 at 05:14 PM

    That's pretty slick. I'll give it a shot - and I really appreciate the thoroughness of your reply. Have a good day!