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    Feature Request: User wants to add multiple "Output to field" option in "Update field value" type of condition.

    Asked by NRCsupport on November 01, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    It would ease the building of complicated conditions if all the conditions involving fields (showing, hiding, setting a value, altering attributes, etc) were covered by a single entry in the condition types, and that they were all allowed to effect multiple fields and to have multiple actions.

    This would mean that for example a field could be both hidden and set to particular value in one condition. Similarly where multiple fields need the same action for the same rules they could all be included in a single condition.

    multiple fields multiple actions multiple rules conditions
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    Answered by jonathan on November 01, 2015 at 06:25 PM

    From what I understand on your suggestion, you wanted to have the option in the Conditions tool to allow multiple Actions and multiple Rules on a single conditional statement.

    Can you please confirm that this was what you meant?

    From what I know so far, the multiple actions/multiple rules option is only available for the SHOW/HIDE condition statements.

    See my screenshot below of what I meant.

    As you can see on the image, I have indicated a single conditional statement that contains 2 condition Rules and 2 Actions as well.

    ...and that they were all allowed to effect multiple fields and to have multiple actions.

    this is actually available already on the Condtions tool. Using condition rules, it can allow affecting multiple fields in single conditional statement.

     

     

    It will help pushing your suggestion also if you can provide us an example scenario base on your suggestion.

     

    Thanks.

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    Answered by NRCsupport on November 01, 2015 at 07:43 PM

    There are four different entries in the Conditions tool relating to field values and properties:-

    Show/Hide a form field

    Update a form field value

    Change attributes of a field

    Set content mask on a form field

    All apart from the second do allow multiple actions, but Update a form field value only allows one action.

    Show/Hide allows setting one field or multiple fields in a single action, as does change attributes for some, but not all attributes.

    I can envisage a situation where a single set of rules might be applied to one or more actions in one or more of those entries. For example a single set of rules might require some fields to be shown, some to be hidden, some to have values inserted into them, some to have attributes changed and some to have the mask altered

    So rather than having four individual entries in the Conditions tool, I think they should be combined into a single entry, with the action selection including all of the actions from the four existing entries. They should all allow the action to be applied to one or more fields, and for the presence of one or more actions.

    It hardly seems necessary to offer both single and multiple field options in the same action list, as this just increases the number of actions to choose from. The mulitple selection list box can obviously used for only one field as well as for multiple fields

    I hope this makes more sense to you.

    If this is regarded as too much of an upheaval, then I am particularly keen for Update a form field value to allow more than one action, or to be applied to more than one field.

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    Answered by beril on November 02, 2015 at 03:39 AM

    Hi,

    If I understand your question correctly, you want to add multiple action with Update a form field value.

    You can add more then one rule with update a form field value.

    However,  it is not possible to have multiple actions with Update a form field value.

    For now, you can create multiple conditions with the same condition(rule) but will have a different field for the "Output to field" in every condition.

    I've forwarded this request to our developers as a feature request. If there will be an update we will inform you.

    If you have any question or issues, please do not hesitate contacting us. We will be glad to assist you.

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    Answered by beril on November 02, 2015 at 06:09 AM

    You are kindly welcome.

    If we can be of any further assistance, please let us know. We will be happy to assist you.