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    How can I replace months by numbers?

    Asked by grupovision on July 07, 2016 at 04:48 PM

    I have some selection fields with "Special Option = Months" but need the mail is received to numbers.


    1. Select: January     Email = month_field: 1
    2. Select: February    email = month_field: 2

    I can do this?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BDAVID on July 07, 2016 at 07:31 PM

    It is not possible to set this up inside the field. However, you my consider the following workaround:

    1) Add a Form Calculation field which you will use to replace the month field in your notification:

    2) Remove the special value of your Drop Down field, and add the options manually:

    3) Assign to each option a value number: https://www.jotform.com/help/301-How-to-Assign-Calculation-Value 

    4) Assign the Drop Down "months" field into the Form Calculation widget:

    5) Edit your email notification to replace your Drop Down field for the Form Calculation field:

    5) Submit your form:


    Here is my demo version: https://form.jotform.com/61887281920968 

    You may clone it to inspect further: http://www.jotform.com/help/42-How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL 

    Hope this helps.

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    Answered by grupovision on October 22, 2016 at 09:01 AM

    Has a problem with this results. Need represents numbers with two characters (January = 01)

    I tried adding zero to 1 to 9 months, but the result Mail shows without zero.

    The system collects the application needs two characters to recognize the data and process the request automatically.

    Thank you for your help!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on October 22, 2016 at 02:31 PM

    You can pass the value as a text and this should resolve the issue. In the calculation, hover and click your mouse on the field and make sure it should appear as A-Z:

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    Answered by grupovision on October 24, 2016 at 04:50 PM

    Welvin No find where can change to A-Z

    How can do it?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on October 24, 2016 at 06:33 PM

    You are on the old layout. You can click the field (avail_start_month) to change its color and make it as a text. 

    If you to access the new layout, simply log out from your account then clear your cookies for Jotform before logging in again. 

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    Answered by grupovision on October 26, 2016 at 03:47 PM

    Its Work

    Thank you Welvin!