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    We would like to capture people names and save them and show on same field when form is opened

    Asked by Lakegeorge on April 28, 2016 at 08:16 AM

    I have the form saved on my website. I would like people to insert their name in the text box with their name being saved on the document.

    Page URL:
    http://hstrial-pray5.homestead.com/~local/~Preview/Volunteer.html?_=14<br/>61878475647

    saved document
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    Answered by Ben on April 28, 2016 at 09:45 AM

    If you have added full name field to your form it will allow you to capture the users first and last name. I presume that this question is more related to the document part that you have mentioned.

    If so, please do give us a bit more details in regards to the same.

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    Answered by Lakegeorge on April 28, 2016 at 09:57 AM

    It is pertaining to the form entitled "Volunteer Boat Inspection Schedule 2016". Instead of check boxes or buttons, I chose text box for a person to insert their name. I assumed when that was done, the document with the name on it could be saved thereby showing the names on that page on our website. That assumption is not taking place and I need to know how to save names when they are inserted periodically on the form.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by Ben on April 28, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    OK, so you want the form to allow you to capture the names on the specific date and time and then to show the ones that were entered. In a way telling others which fields are already taken.

    Unfortunately that would not be possible with Matrix field. The best that you could do is to create a report, such as grid report and then show it on your form through iframe embed widget right above, or next to the matrix field, allowing them to see existing entries.

    You can see more about grid report here: How to create a Grid Listing report?

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    Answered by Lakegeorge on April 28, 2016 at 03:00 PM

    Okay, I created a grid listing, however, it only shows a small portion of the form. I copied and pasted the code to our website....am I supposed to do something else through the widget?

    Thanks again and again,

    Pat

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    Answered by Ben on April 28, 2016 at 04:29 PM

    If you can give us the link to your website page Pat, we would be able to see it and help you with the setup so that it is clearly shown on the same.

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    Answered by Lakegeorge on April 28, 2016 at 05:44 PM
    New response receivedThis is the page on the site builder:
    http://hstrial-pray5.homestead.com/~local/~Preview/Volunteer.html?_=1461878475647
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    Answered by Welvin on April 28, 2016 at 06:12 PM

    It seems that the elements are all mixed up on the page. I'd suggest creating sections where you can put the forms and the Grid Listing report. You can put it on top of each other. 

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    Answered by Lakegeorge on April 28, 2016 at 07:44 PM
    New response receivedWhy am I only able to view part of the Grid Listing?
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    Answered by Kevin_G on April 28, 2016 at 10:38 PM

    Though there is an option to fit the report to the window's width. 

    I think that my colleague is referring to re-positioning the elements in your website, so instead of place the report on the half of the window you may display the report at the top of the website, then display your forms, this will allow the report to show the answers with more space and will display it better. 

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    Answered by Lakegeorge on April 29, 2016 at 08:44 AM
    New response receivedI don't have that page arranged....I am just trying to get it set up and then I will arrange it. I am trying to find out how I can fill in the text boxes on that form.....even if I take off the submit button and I fill in the text boxes with names after I receive an email from the Sign Up form....I just can't figure out how to post the Schedule with names inserted and how to save it so it gets filled up on the website. It seems like it should be simple to do, but I've tried numerous different suggestions and nothing is working. I don't think I even need the grid if I can get the Schedule Form to accept names (even if I have to enter them and then publish).
    Thanks,
    Pat
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    Answered by Kiran on April 29, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    I understand that you want to display the name from the previous submissions in the place of the time selected for the field when the form is opened. Unfortunately, I don't think it is possible to read another field value from the submissions to display on the form. I think that MultiSelect widget helps you, but it cannot display the name where the time is already selected. However, it locks the slot as Selected.

    If it doesn't work, it may be required to (hire  a programmer if you are not having programming knowledge) write a custom program to display the names in the fields by getting the full source code of the form and storing the form data to your database.

    Hope this information helps! 

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    Answered by Lakegeorge on April 29, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    Kiran, I think this is what I want, but how do I accomplish this. Do I put the names in before publishing and if so, how do I save them? The form I am using has dates vertically and times horizonitally, but tha shouldn't matter, right? What is the multi select grid and where do I find it?

     

    Again, when I tried the grid, it only showed the first couple of lines....someone would have to scroll down...when I tried as you suggested it showed the same few lines. 

     

    Sorry to be such a pest, but we are so close...

     

    Pat

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    Answered by Kiran on April 29, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    Sorry. I thought I linked the widget in my earlier response. You can search for the MultiSelect Grid widget from the More Fields section.

    You may specify the columns and rows as per your requirement and same as the current matrix field.

    You can also change the text Selected to some other from the widget wizard.

    I've cloned your JotForm to my account and added the widget. Here is the demo form:

    https://form.jotform.com/61194550327959

    Please feel free to clone the form your account to see how it works.

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    Answered by Kiran on April 29, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    Sorry. I thought I linked the widget in my earlier response. You can search for the MultiSelect Grid widget from the More Fields section.

    You may specify the columns and rows as per your requirement and same as the current matrix field.

    You can also change the text Selected to some other from the widget wizard.

    I've cloned your JotForm to my account and added the widget. Here is the demo form:

    https://form.jotform.com/61194550327959

    Please feel free to clone the form your account to see how it works.