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    Way To Capture Only Certain Parts of a Field

    Asked by rahlness on October 26, 2015 at 02:32 PM

    Hello, I am trying to build a configurable list that only captures numbers for some fields, BUT I need those field labels to be self explanatory.

    For instance, in one question I will ask, "are you male or female". A 1 would represent male and 2 represent female. In my form, I have to put 1 - Male, 2 - Female, so the user knows which one to pick. Is there anyway though, to only show only a 1 or a 2 in the results that I get for the field "are you male or female"?

    I hope this makes sense.

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    Answered by BJoanna on October 26, 2015 at 04:31 PM

    Unfortunately that is not possible to achieve with Configurable list. 

    You can achieve that with dropdown field and conditional logic to pass values to other field. 

    Here is my demo form: https://form.jotform.com/52986728361973? 

    You can hide "Result" field so ti will not be visible to your users but it will be shown inside of your submissions. 

    Hope this will help. Let us know if you need further assistance.  

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    Answered by Ethan on October 27, 2015 at 01:17 PM

    Can I do this with a mix of fields? For instance, my first question is "what is your name" (text field). Then I need to ask female / male ( 1 or 2). 

    Thank you for your help.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on October 27, 2015 at 03:32 PM

    Hello Ethan,

    Your question is moved to a separate thread and shall be answered shortly.


    Thank you!