Associate a code with a form field choice

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    consumerscouncil
    Asked on February 18, 2016 at 02:05 PM

    Is there an easy way to associate a third-party code with a form field choice, so the code gets recorded in the database of form responses?

    We need to provide plain language choices but we then need to compare those choices with other coded data. We can dream up some sort of way to create a correspondence table. But for purposes of maintaining the form and the change environment for field choices, it would be so much handier to be able to associate a code with an entry for collection purposes. Maybe there is something obvious I'm missing. I've looked through the online help without seeing a ready solution.

    Something else that would be neat in the future would be cascading form responses. I've got my work around, but it would be great to be able to easily set up a question set so a user could choose an item in a list and as a result of doing that, within the same question, be able to select a choice subordinate to the main one. It would save a lot of coding time to have something like that.

     

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    Mike
    Answered on February 18, 2016 at 04:53 PM

    Thank you for contacting us.

    Unfortunately, there is no way to inject/associate a code via form builder. You may consider getting a form source code to use it with your own modifications.

    The second question has been moved into a separate thread:

    http://www.jotform.com/answers/775905

    We will get back to you quickly.