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    Dual Listbox or Multi Select Widget: Allow sorting on the right side/selected options

    Asked by nystea on August 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    I have students choosing possible workshops across 21 fields. I want to prevent them from selecting the same workshop multiple times and have the selections in rank order. 

    A checkbox will prevent duplicates but not a rank order. 

    All I can envision is a really complicated set of logic statements. Is there an easier way? 

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    Answered by Carina on August 31, 2015 at 01:52 PM

    Maybe you can try the dual listbox widget:

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

    Or another option might be orderable list:

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

    If we can assist you further please let us know.

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    Answered by nystea on August 31, 2015 at 04:06 PM

    Thanks for the suggestions. They're on the right path, but don't quite do the job.

    The Dual List Box had promise, but it automatically sorts in the original list order, regardless of how I select the desired options. It appears the sorting is set to match the Left Side. If Right Side accepted the input in the order clicked, this would be perfect.  That might be worth forwarding to your development team. 

    The Orderable List would work if we had a finite menu of options. We offer about 100 workshops for students to select 21. 

    In a perfect world, a blend of the two is what we want. The orderable list would be built by the students through choosing 21 workshops from the master list and then dragging them to rank their preferences. This list would then be stored as data we can parse as unique fields. 

    Right now, I think the "do not make duplicate choices" warning, along with scripting a cross-check once we import the data, is our best option.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on August 31, 2015 at 09:05 PM

    @nystea 

    Thanks for your reply and for your suggestions. While I couldn't think of any possible solution right now, let me forward your suggestion as a feature request. I think a dual list box with sorting option on the right side would be a good addition. We'll let you know once this is added.

    Here's a sample feature I've created on the request? Am I correct that this is something you want?

    Thank you!

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    Answered by nystea on August 31, 2015 at 09:10 PM

    Thank you!  You have it exactly. 

    Option 1
    Option 2
    Option 3 

    should be able to be selected in click order as

    Option 3
    Option 1
    Option 2

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    Answered by ucok  on November 23, 2016 at 03:24 AM

    Hi, I also have same problem with you, I need to sorting the selected value in right side. Do you have solve this problem?

    Thanks

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on November 23, 2016 at 05:35 AM

    @ucok,

    The feature request has been sent to our backend team. Unfortunately, there is no update yet in this regard. If we have any update on this feature, you'll be posted here.

    Thank you!