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    Timesheet -Duplicate Multiple Items on a Second Line (or 15 lines)?

    Asked by lindaleeme on January 23, 2012 at 04:49 PM

    Hi, I'm doing a timesheet for our employees to fill in on our website and send to us rather than us picking them up from them.

    I'd like to repeat the line that features Day, Activity Customer Name, Time In, Time Out, Total Hours line about 12 times. Is there any way I can do that rather than just duplicating each element and sorting them all around for a few hours?

    There are a couple other objects I want to put in, too, such as a text block that allows them to make any comments about their timesheet & work completed and a print button, but this will work for us, I think.





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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on January 23, 2012 at 06:29 PM

    Hello Linda,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    I am sorry to inform you, but it is not currently possible to duplicate multiple fields. This is something we might look at in the future, but we can not provide any ETA at this time. We will update this thread if the feature becomes available.

    Please feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance.

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    Answered by lindaleeme on January 23, 2012 at 08:51 PM

    How about if I repeat the code for the "paragraphs" that contain the code for those lines in the code you gave me; I'm not a great code writer, hence the Jotform membership, but do I need to change each line slightly to make it work - looking for a sharp tool in the shed, here.



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    Answered by NeilVicente on January 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM


    No that won't do it. The 'code' for each of the fields should be unique, and should match what our form builder has generated. Else, information filled on them will be unrecorded.

    Sorry but there's no way around this other than manually duplicating each element.

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    Answered by lindaleeme on January 24, 2012 at 07:41 AM
    Ay carumba. Okay, so I did that; took a long time. It's a little tricksy moving objects around. Still, I couldn't have built the form without it. What can I do to get the information returned to me organized like the form, horizontally? Pull it into excel?
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    Answered by fxr on January 24, 2012 at 08:56 AM

    If you dump the submissions from that form into Excel, you will get 1 row per submission. 

    This is probably for the best, as what would happen if you could list exactly as per your form design on Excel when you have, say 100 submissions? 


    If you want to keep the formatting as in your design, you are probably better keeping records of each submission on a different document; making an export of each submission to PDF a reasonable option, possibly using Dropbox integration to automate the process.


    ps. We hate being pains asking for this, but it is greatly appreciated if users could open new threads for each seperate issue, it really does help us provide our users with a better and more efficient support experience. thanks.