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    Is it possible to mirror the OPTIONS and VALUES from one dropdown input to another?

    Asked by posef770 on April 20, 2016 at 07:18 PM

    I want to have multiple dropdown fields with the same options and values, and I also want to be able to update the fields' options and values regularly. However, if I have to manually change each field, it is very time consuming and can lead to unnoticed mistakes.

    Is it possible have one 'main' dropdown field that will automatically update the rest of them each time it is modified?

    (Eg, on my form 'Test', I want to edit 'Choice 1', and all the other choices will automatically have the same options and values).

    Page URL:
    https://form.jotformz.com/posef770/test

    and another values dropdown field choices same all
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on April 20, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Hello, posef770.

    Unfortunately, the only possible thing you can do from the start is duplicating the fields in your form by selecting the field on your form builder, click Properties > Duplicate

    This will make copies of the fields you have created.

    However, you may not want to do this to update fields anymore once you have it published and you start receiving submissions. Because each field has its respective ID and element and it shall be exclusive to that field. Deleting the field will permanently delete the associated received data in your submissions. So you can only edit the fields from this moment forward. Unless of course you would like to delete your submissions and make new fields to replace the old ones, after.

    If you have further questions, please do let us know.

    Thanks.