when you change "if" in conditions wizard why does everything else change too?

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    Asked on November 11, 2015 at 07:29 PM

    Hi Guys,


    I need to often replicate conditions, with just one difference: the "if" part.  The "is equal to" part is the same.

    But when I go to change the "if", it resets everything.  This just adds a lot of unnecessary labor when I have to go through several fields and rest 3 things instead of just 1.


    Is there a way to fix this?


    In general, the conditionality function is quite tedious to use.  The "form" structure we are forced to use (selecting options from various drop-downs that are populated based on previous answers) takes a lot of control away from the form builder, making us repeat useless actions.  It would be better if much of the stuff were replicated intact, and we, as form builders, could just go in there and make targeted changes to the exact pieces we want to change without being forced to go through an unnatural structure imposed on the problem we are working on. 



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    Answered on November 11, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    I understand that you have duplicated some conditions on your JotForm so that you would be able to make minor changes to the duplicated condition. But when the field in IF is changed you are required to change the other parts of IF viz., State, Target, Value. Is that correct?

    This state part of IF condition will be resetting to defaults based on the field being selected. For example, we have only two options in State for Full Name field, we will be having more options when we choose an Email field or Number field. However, the Do section will not be changing in this case. Please see the recorded screen session below :

    If you are referring to any particular type of fields on your JotForm, please provide us with more information. We will try to replicate the issue at our end and see what best we can do for you.

    If you are referring to something different, please let us know. We will be happy to help.


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    Answered on November 12, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    Wow, what is that you guys are using?  My conditions field looks like this:



    Here's the original condition


    Here it is when I replace only the "If" with "2nd major point" (which is identical to "1st major point")


    Note that now the 2nd and 3rd on the first row have been reset automatically ("Please select" and "Background/Insti")  I wanted the 2nd and 3rd to remain identical (though I guess they are referring to different boxes even if the boxes are labelled identically).


    Anyway, this looks very different from the picture you have--how can I use that system instead?


    Thank you!

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    Answered on November 12, 2015 at 07:09 AM

    The new interface is  a redesign of the conditions wizard, its currently being rolled out in phases to our users due to the ongoing testing. Most probably you haven't been set to it by default.

    But the behavior is the same for setting up the conditions, as my colleague pointed out the two subsequent field are cleared when you change the original field in the duplicated condition, the sections you have pointed our are similar to the 'Do' and 'Value' portions in the new look interface.


    If you need to test the new interface kindly append the bold portion to your URL in the form builder.