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    Dropdown fields automatically remembers previous selection after loading

    Asked by Tankeroni on June 26, 2016 at 11:21 AM

    Hi,

    I've been getting frustrated lately because I can't just simply make a change and preview it, and count on it.  It changes even if I do no work, but simply preview it or View Form 20 minutes later.

    Here are some examples of the type of thing that is happening:

    I will set a conditional logic that if one choice is selected from the dropdown menu, another items appears.  Sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn't.  If I preview it might, if I View Form it might not.

    Even though the dropdown menu has the empty text option set to "Please select a choice" it will not always show that when I preview - instead it will start off as if I've selected one of the dropdown choices to be the default option.  Yesterday, I preview it, they are showing the default empty text I wrote as they should.  But today, they are not, choosing (randomly it seems) one of the other options, as if the changes I made yesterday were undone.

     

    Very Specific example happening right now:

    As  I write this, and just Viewed my form, the "Script" dropdown is showing, as default, "I will not be using a script."  Well that was not what it showed last night.  Last night it showed what I still have set, instead of this seemingly random mix-up.  Why would it do that when I have the Empty Option Text written ("Please select an option.") and the Default selected answer is blank?  How could it possibly show another option as if I set it as default?

     

    I don't have it published because I don't want people to submit as I work on it, using up my free submissions.  I want to work on the form without that worry.

     

    Here is the URL of the form when I view it:

    https://form.jotform.com/60846290035151

     

    Thanks in advance.

    - Frank

    autofill conditions dropdown default selected
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_G on June 26, 2016 at 11:59 AM

    I believe this is happening because the AutoFill feature of your form is enabled. 

    How-to-Enable-Auto-Fill-Feature

    Please try to disable it and check if you are still having the same issue.

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    Answered by Tankeroni on June 26, 2016 at 01:45 PM
    Thanks, that seems to work. You might want to make that a lot more obvious
    upfront given the big annoyance while building ... at least have the
    default be disabled.
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_G on June 26, 2016 at 01:59 PM

    We would like to apologize for any inconvenience, however, I believe AutoFill feature is disabled by default when you create your form.

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    Answered by Tankeroni on June 26, 2016 at 03:45 PM
    No problem, but you should know I've never used that Preferences area and
    didn't even know about the feature.
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on June 26, 2016 at 05:02 PM

    Thank you for your feedback. You must be used to the old Preferences UI. We recently have updated the UI, so it is understandable to be confusing a bit in using the Form Builder.

    Do let us know if there is more we can assist you with.

    Regards,