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    How to merge values in multiple textboxes to a single textbox field?

    Asked by markrojek1 on August 17, 2016 at 11:50 PM

    I have the same issue with the form located at:

    https://form.jotform.com/62296784276167

    I want to copy the value from each of the hidden "Warning" boxes along with anything that is typed in to the "Comments" box directly below the associated "Warning" Box into the hidden "Deficiencies" box at the bottom.  I only need to use this so that one person can go in to a grid or html report and easily see things that were marked missing or damaged.

    I wrote the rules in like I assumed that I should, but each item overwrites the last.  I need all of them listed together.

     

    Thanks and sorry to add on to this thread, but it is spot on what I am dealing with.

    multiple textboxes merge fields
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on August 18, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    I understand that you want to merge all the comments entered to the Deficiencies text area field. Since you are using separate conditions to fill the Deficiencies text area field, it is being overwritten when the other comments field is filled in. In order to achieve your requirement, you can have all the rules in one condition as shown below:

    When the comments are being filled in, they will be automatically placed in the Deficiencies text area field. Please see the screenshot below (I have not hidden the deficiencies field) to see how it works.

    Here the cloned version of your JotForm with the above changes to test.

    https://form.jotform.com/62298782247973

    You may test the form and clone it to your account to see how it works by adding more rules to the condition.

    Please get back to us if you need any further assistance. We will be happy to assist. 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on August 18, 2016 at 12:19 AM

    Alternative you may also use a text field to display the entered fields by having the field names directly.

    This is how it should be displaying in the text field.

    I have updated my form with this change as well. Please check and let us know if you need any further assistance. We will be happy to assist. 

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    Answered by markrojek1 on August 18, 2016 at 08:11 AM

    Awesome, thanks!