What is JotForm?
JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

At JotForm, we want to make sure that you’re getting the online form builder help that you need. Our friendly customer support team is available 24/7.

We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.


  • Profile Image

    Connect or "tie" together 2 sets of check boxes?

    Asked by QEGI on January 06, 2016 at 02:12 AM

    Greetings! My question is a bit like this one where Kathrine wants to connect 2 dropdown fields: http://www.jotform.com/answers/293397-Can-I-connect-two-dropdown-fields

    Ours is like this in a way but connects checkboxes (shopping cart) + another set of checkboxes:

    Step #1 - We have a set of x4 checkboxes tied to our shopping cart (Class #1, Class #2, Class #3, and Class #4) ~ basically the user can select from 1 to 4 classes here & pay. Easy enough.

    Step #2 - Below that (but separate) we have a ANOTHER set of check boxes. But this time its a set of x16 Class choices where they actually choose what class(es) they want.

    Step #3 - We want to "tie" them together: In the above step #1 if user selects 1 class - they should be limited to only selecting 1 class (out of the 16) in step #2. If they choose 2 classes in step #1, then they would be limited to only selecting 2 classes in #2 (out of the 16). And so on up to 4 classes.

    Also - We have class specific passwords assigned to each class that gets auto-emailed to the user via Jotform (using conditional logic of course). So as of right now the user could pay for 4 classes then select all x16 classes and easily get all 16 class passwords emailed to them. Thats bad :(

    IN SUMMARY: User chooses how many classes they want & pays...then we want them to easily choose what classes from a list of 16 classes. But as of right now they could easily pay for 2 classes then pick all 16 since there is no limiting function tieing the 2 sets of check boxes together. Ideally if they choose 2 classes, they should only be allowed to choose 2 in the next set of checkboxes.

    If this can be fixed this would answer all of our prayers and we will finally upgrade. Thank you!!!!

     

    Page URL:
    http://www.stoltzdesign.net/temp/qegi/form-test

    Screenshot
    check boxes checkboxes
  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on January 06, 2016 at 07:41 AM

    I just would like to clarify whether the Authorize.net field where the classes are configured is intentionally setup that way so students can select all classes OR if you are going to change this to just one class selection? If yes, I don't think that is possible in the form builder - you may need to get the source codes and add some custom scripts to do this. If you will change this to only one selection, a workaround can be made using our conditional logic. Let us know.

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on January 06, 2016 at 07:48 AM

    I'm referring to this workaround: https://form.jotform.com/60052839911960.

    I changed the auth.net field to one product selection only and then create duplicates for the checkbox fields. Set the selection limit in each of the checkbox fields. Add a conditional logic to show checkbox depending on the class selection.

  • Profile Image

    Answered by QEGI on January 06, 2016 at 03:09 PM

    Welvin - Thank you so much. Your workaround form is PERFECT and is exactly what we have in mind. Assuming the authorize.net shopping cart still functions and our conditional logic of sending out auto email passwords aren't affected then this is GREAT and exactly how I envisioned it.

    Is it possible to include the form you created in my Jotform???? Thanks again!!!!

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on January 06, 2016 at 09:03 PM

    Hi

     

    Yes, it is possible. You can clone the form https://form.jotform.com/60052839911960 into your Jotform account. Simply follow the instructions in this guide to clone the form: How to Clone an Existing Form from a URL

     

    Do inform us if you need further assistance,
    Regards.