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    Numerous Requests For Conditions Editor improvement

    Asked by iwbrb07 on February 28, 2016 at 06:40 PM

    I think it might be a good idea if the background sections of the individual "if" and "do" rules of the conditions editor could be different or slightly differently shades from one another. Sometimes we don't have an "any/all" rule to apply to the condition or we have long lists of "if"s or "do"s and we will be able to quickly differentiate between the two, rather than looking for the words "If" and "Do" or the "any/all" rule separator. My picture is exaggerated.

    Additionally when ADDING in an "if" action to an existing condition, I believe it would be beneficial if we could selectively drag and drop the order of the "if" actions, so that we can read it back to ourselves in the order that we comprehend best.

    Also, there have been many times where I wished I could select multiple "if" actions as long as the state and target values and "do" rules will remain exactly the same.

    If the previous cannot be implemented then I feel that when we "duplicate" a condition, that the state and target values SHOULD NOT reset when we change the "if" action. I duplicated the condition because I wanted the same "if" state and target values and "do" rules to remain exactly the same. I just wanted to add an "if" action, not take time to re-create the same condition with a different "if" action. That's the only real reason to have a "duplicate condition" option in the first place.   

    While we're at it, why not include the various Required "do" rules within the same list as the Show/Hide rules? So much time would be saved from jumping between the types of conditions to set.

    As well, when wanting to review all of the conditions for a particular form field FROM that form field, it would be great to see ALL of the conditions that have been applied to that form field, EVEN if the rules are nested into a multiple other rules or conditions that were not created as a stand alone condition for that form field. This would help us to spot duplicate but ALSO redundant conditions that have no value but to slow the form down from loading. 

    And lastly, when I am REVIEWING my conditions I would like to see the form field number as it applies to the "if" actions and "do" rules in the list of form field conditions displayed.

    P.S. Disabling a rule within a condition vs. having to disable an entire condition might also be a good idea for condition troubleshooting. 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on February 28, 2016 at 11:53 PM

    Thank you for sharing to us your feedback and suggestions on the Conditions Editor.

    I have reviewed them and I agree also on all of your improvement suggestions.

    I have elevated this thread to our higher team support for review and deliberation.

    We will notify you here for any news/updates on the status.

    Cheers

     

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    Answered by iwbrb07 on February 29, 2016 at 06:19 PM

    Thanks, I will be following and bumping occasionally. Hopefully other jotform users will see the benefit in these potential improvements and give it a plus one.