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    Unable to use the less-than symbol as an option for drop-field.

    Asked by blancazca on October 13, 2015 at 08:07 PM

    Hi,

    One of my drop down questions wont work. I have tried everything please help, my client is complaining.

    Thank you

    415.509.3069

    Page URL:
    https://form.jotform.com/52808098249163

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_G on October 14, 2015 at 04:52 AM

    I have checked your form and I see that you were able to change the options for the said field. 

    It seems that the less-than symbol (<) is treated as a special character used in HTML, that is why it cannot be used as an option. However, there is a way for you to produce such symbol with the help of an HTML Name. 

    &lt; = <

    You may also use this chart I found over the internet as reference in the future: http://www.ascii.cl/htmlcodes.htm

    Let us know if you need any further assistance. Thank you.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_G on October 14, 2015 at 04:59 AM

    Just to add, aside from adding it from the Options icon as shown above. 

    You can also add it through the properties of the drop-down field. You can type the symbol "<" as it is without using the "&lt;" and it should still work. 

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    Answered by blancazca on October 14, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    Thank you very much Mike!

    Blanca

     

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    Answered by Mike_G on October 14, 2015 at 02:01 PM

    You're most welcome! Should you have any other concerns, please feel free to open a new thread and let us know. We will be glad to help you. Thank you.