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    Counting the number of characters in a field

    Asked by BVHall on June 30, 2016 at 03:56 AM

    I have a field that I need to count the number of characters it contains.  So, for example, if the characters are 34573628, then the number of characters is 8.  Another example might be sd56472pby; here the number of characters is 10.

    Is there a function that can do this for me?


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on June 30, 2016 at 05:21 AM

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to get the number of characters a user has inputted on a certain field. But if you are trying to limit the maximum number of characters your user can enter in a certain Textbox field, you can limit it using the Max Size setting of the field.


    Do let us know if you need further assistance.

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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on July 21, 2016 at 01:06 AM

    We actually have a counting character widget: http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/character_counter

    It could help you to achieve what you want, the guide bellow will help you to add it to your form: http://www.jotform.com/help/252-How-to-Add-a-Widget-to-your-Form.