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    Visual Multi Select: Do not sort base on the left column, sort it according to users selection

    Asked by zugfrig78 on September 02, 2015 at 01:01 AM



    in the widget called VISUAL MULTI SELECT, where you can simply click choices from a list on the left that then move to the right, 


    is there a way to:


    *1*   Make it so it shows the list on the right in the same order as selected by the user.... ie at present while selecting choices (for example lets say the possible choices are 1, 2, 3, 4) if you select 4 then 2, then 1, the box on the right will resort them numerically as 1, 2, 4), and not leave them in the order that they were chosen



    *2*  When getting the final choices in an email, is there any way to get the list of choices on the right in a vertical list rather than a horizontal list ie


    Choice 1

    Choice 2

    Choice 3


    rather than 


    Choice 1, Choice 2, Choice 3


    *3*  Finally, assuming the above is doable, can i color code the choices in the right colum similar to how it has been done in this widget (but only fo rthe choice on the right once chose) 


    The first 18 selected would be green, the next 6 yellow.


    (see here https://www.jotform.com/answers/304806-Assign-Background-Colors-for-Orderable-List-Widget#13 )

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    Answered by zugfrig78 on September 02, 2015 at 02:54 AM

    in addition or to coincide with question 3, preferable id like to make the first 18 names chose show up as green in the right, column, the next 6 (19th -24th chosen) to show as yellow and the form to not allow more than the 24 names total to be submitted.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on September 02, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    I think this has been raised on the other thread but let me address this again to our developers as I can see this has more refined and clearer details. I will also forward this to our higher ups and see if we can push this with higher priority. We will let you know for any progress. Thanks for your patience.

    Here's my test, I have also included this on the request ticket.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on September 02, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    I have moved the color coding question on this thread by the way https://www.jotform.com/answers/653436. We'll be on it shortly.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by TitusN on September 22, 2015 at 04:05 AM


    This feature has now been implemented - values selected and moved to the right column will not be sorted - but will appear in the order that the user selected with - 


    Give it a spin - let us know if you need further assistance. 


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by TitusN on September 28, 2015 at 05:13 AM

    I forgot to mention that you can activate/deactivate the sorting feature here - 


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    Answered by zugfrig78 on September 28, 2015 at 05:38 PM

    Fantastic....... Thankyou