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    Conditional logic: Not able to copy HTML text to textbox field

    Asked by NWGuy100 on March 22, 2016 at 06:13 PM

    I need to auto fill a certain field with data [names] when another field is = a given value.

    When I tried this, only the first character was filled in from the fixed field entrys?

    fill character another in
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    Answered by victor on March 22, 2016 at 06:45 PM

    Can you please indicate the form in which you are having problems. I have just reviewed the form, 60703792426154, and noticed that you are trying to copy HTML text into a text area.

    I have created and cloned your form and it seems that this is not allowed. I did some other test and was able to copy text from other fields (text box, text area) properly. When trying to copy HTML text, I could not.

    Can you please indicate the type of fields and data you are trying to copy and into what field. We will be glad to assist.

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    Answered by NWGuy100 on March 22, 2016 at 07:45 PM
    This form for voting online has a need to fill in a field , based on the selection of another field   So if the selection was OB, then the Board Members field needs two name filled in from another "hidden" preset entry.

    On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5:44 PM, JotForm wrote:

    New response received A new response has been received: Answered by victor Can you please indicate the form in which you are having problems. I have just reviewed the form, 60703792426154, and noticed that you are trying to copy HTML text into a text area.I have created and cloned your form and it seems that this is not allowed. I did some other test and was able to copy text from other fields (text box, text area) properly. When trying to copy HTML text, I could not.Can you please indicate the type of fields and data you are trying to copy and into what field. We will be glad to assist. View this thread on browser » Unsubscribe Thread 1458686728

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on March 22, 2016 at 08:15 PM

    You can not update a field with a value from a Text field. However, what you are looking for can be accomplished through conditional logic, example: https://form.jotform.com/60817277585972 

    Let us know if you need more help, we will be glad to assist you.