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    Can I create drop downs that are dependant on other drop downs?

    Asked by GiniTrask on September 30, 2010 at 02:15 PM

    I want to create a form that conatins 3 options

    1) A Region Drop down list for the us containing Northwest, southwest, etc

    2) A State drop down taht would only populate with states that are in the region selected in the first drop down

    3) A city drop down that would populate with only the major cities within the state that has been selected in drop down #2

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 01, 2010 at 02:37 AM

    Yes, you can create dropdowns that depend on other dropdowns. This can be accomplished using "Conditions" feature on JotForm Form Builder. Here is the example form I created for you:

    https://www.jotform.com/form/2732706817

    To create this form, I first created three dropdown questions on the Form Builder. Then I clicked on "Conditions" button at the top under the "Setup & Share" tab.

    Then I created two conditions for each region:

     

    Here is the conditions:

    SHOW Northeast Cities field. When "Region" Equals To "Northeast"

    SHOW Northwest Cities field. When "Region" Equals To "Northwest"

    JotForm conditions are very flexible. Please give it a try and let me know if you need any further help.

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    Answered by sadiscord on October 04, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    Why is the second drop-down automatically hidden?

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on October 05, 2010 at 06:39 AM

    When you setup a "Show" condition, it becomes hidden by default. If you need it to be always visible, then you should not set any conditions.

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    Answered by CSBK on February 06, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    I would like to do the same thing with conditions… but when making a Excel Report, I would like one field to be filled for the report and not the other hidden conditions fields. Could I somehow make a hidden filed that is automatically filled by the dropdown selection of another. (Prepopulating Fields)

     

     

    How to Enable Prepopulating Fields

    http://www.jotform.com/help/107-How-to-Enable-Prepopulating-Fields

     

    Create an HTML Table Listing Report

    http://www.jotform.com/help/209-Create-an-HTML-Table-Listing-Report

    Generate Excel Report

    http://www.jotform.com/help/101-Generate-Excel-Report

    http://www.jotform.com/help/192-How-to-Integrate-a-Form-with-Google-Drive

    http://www.jotform.com/help/126-How-to-Insert-Update-Submissions-to-Your-MySQL-Database-Using-PHP

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on February 06, 2013 at 02:21 PM

    @CSBK

    We would appreciate if you could open a new thread for your concern. We can focusly help you on your query with your own thread.

    Thanks for your understanding,