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    How to add more people with the same form fields?

    Asked by neoranking on May 20, 2016 at 04:27 AM

    https://form.jotform.me/61398781527468

    Can the form for the "Applicant Entry" allow user to register more people - ie add as many names as they want. Is it possible? If not, please let me know the alternatives. Thanks

    Best regards.

    Page URL:
    http://www.ashtree.com.sg/airport-pass/

    dynamic fields group of fields infinite list multiple entries
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on May 20, 2016 at 05:47 AM

    Hi,

    Based on the information you have given, seems like you will need a widget that will allow multiple entries. Here's a list of the options: http://widgets.jotform.com/category/multiple_entries

    The closest solution which I think will suit your need is the Infinite List Widget. Here is a demo of the said widget: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/51302775889971.

    Do let us know if you need further assistance.

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    Answered by neoranking on May 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Hi,

    Thanks for your respond. What format can I do, My form have 21 form Fields? I hope you can help me. Thanks!

    Best regards.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on May 20, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    You just have to add the widget into your form and configure the fields in the widget settings. Once finished, you will see a button on the widget section where you can click on it and it would automatically add a set of fields you defined on the widget settings. With this, your form users can easily add more fields by clicking the button as many as they pleased.

    Demo: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/51302775889971?

    There are lots of widgets you can use that would perform this function as also provided to you by my colleague http://widgets.jotform.com/category/multiple_entries

    Examples are:

    http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/infinite_list

    http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/configurable_list

    If you are going to use different type of fields, use this widget http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/configurable_list

    Let us know should you need further assistance.

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    Answered by neoranking on May 20, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    Yes, Configurable List is the suitable widget for my form. :)
    But can I do this with 21 form fields? How to put it in column? let say 10 columns and 2 rows using my form.

    https://form.jotform.me/61398781527468

    Thanks!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on May 20, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    For 21 fields it might be better to use individual fields, then show those fields in sets.  Here is our guide on how to do so:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/196-Hide-or-Show-Multiple-Fields-at-Once?updatemessage=892245969

    You can copy the fields using the manage multiple fields function:

    https://www.jotform.com/help/242-How-to-Manage-Multiple-Fields

    Separate them by form collapses, then conditionally show those form collapses based on how many people need to be added.

     

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    Answered by neoranking on May 20, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    Hi David, 

    Thanks for your solution! Could you create a sample form using this options you suggested so I can copy it? I doesn't need to be 21 fields, I just want to get the idea.

    Thanks!

    Best regards.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on May 20, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    Sure, here is the form set up with the ability to add two more people:

    https://form.jotform.com/61404553462956

    You can clone it to your account for further inspection:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/42-How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL

    If you have any questions about how something was set up, let us know and we will be happy to clarify whatever you need.

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    Answered by neoranking on May 22, 2016 at 03:10 AM

    Thanks for this David, this is great! But can it be unlimited people?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on May 22, 2016 at 04:07 AM

    @neoranking

    No, it can't be unlimited. The number of fields and conditions you defined in your form will be the limit. Example, if you have defined 10 applicant entry fields (group fields), that means your users can only add up to 10 applicants.

    Unless you will use the widgets we've previously mentioned, this has the ability to create unlimited fields because they are dynamically created on the form as soon as you click the add more button. You can also configure it to display 21 set of fields by default or limit them up to 21 set of fields.

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    Answered by neoranking on May 22, 2016 at 04:37 AM

    Hi Elton,

    Thanks for your respond, could you create a form that contains the widget? I like the form created by David, but only allows unlimited applicant to be set. 

    Thanks!

    Best regards.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on May 22, 2016 at 06:53 AM

    Here's an example that I've created and customized for you https://form.jotform.com/61423195965967.

    I have reworked its default layout because fields are displayed horizontally by default so I made them into 2 columns.

    Please clone the form above if you'd like to use it so you can make further changes.

    Guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/28-Cloning-a-Form-from-a-Web-Page

    If you would like to change the field labels, you have to edit them on the CSS codes injected on that widget found under its settings - Custom CSS tab.

    Let us know if you need any further help.

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    Answered by neoranking on May 22, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Hi Thanks for this Elton,

    But it's not looking good when I tried to add another applicant. The fields are now mix up with other fields. Should it have a header like "Applicant 1", "Applicant 2" or just "Applicant Details"

     

    Best regards.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on May 22, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    It is not possible to have a header with "Applicant 1", "Applicant 2" and so on. However, we can indeed add an "Application Details" header. Here's a sample form where I added the Application Details. (https://form.jotform.com/61428957978982) If you like, you can use the sample form by cloning it to your account.

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    Answered by neoranking on May 24, 2016 at 04:56 AM

    Thanks Chriistian!

    One more question. Why the required asterisk "*" is not appearing on each fields?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on May 24, 2016 at 06:48 AM

    Hi,

    You are welcome.

    Regarding the asterisk "*" not appearing on each field, it is because the Required property applies to the widget as a whole (not to individual fields). The asterisk is instead placed at the top of the widget. Please see below.

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    Answered by neoranking on May 24, 2016 at 06:53 AM

    Ah ok thanks! :)