Possibilities for creating attendance/meal counting form

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    Asked on September 13, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    We have a program that has used a paper form to take attendance and count meals served at child care centers. The totals from the counts are aggregated at the weekly level and rolled up to the monthly level for claiming purposes. There are lots of errors made and we want to develop a Jotform that is mobile responsive that can be autofilled and completed over a week's time before submitting. 

    I am looking at using a matrix with radio buttons with calculations, but I need the form user to be able to input the participant's name and age in each row. 

    If I use a matrix like this, can I set the parameters so that the user fills in the participants on the first day and the data would be copied to the other 4 days of the week? Or do I need to use text boxes for that to work?

    This is what the current form looks like. 

    This what I am thinking about for the matrix -- there would be 1 for each day of the week. 

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    Answered on September 13, 2016 at 01:46 PM

    You are correct, you cannot use the Matrix table for this function since you can only choose 1 input type field in that tool.

    You can use the Configurable List widget in order to achieve this. I created a demo form, please check it: https://form.jotform.com/62565608516966. You can clone it if you like.

    Here's the result that you'll see when someone completed the form:

    Please check this helpful guide: How-to-Set-Up-the-Configurable-List-Widget

    Hope this helps. Thank you.

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    Lee Ann Dumas
    Answered on September 13, 2016 at 03:41 PM

    Thank you! Perfect solution.


    Could you help me on the CSS coding? There needs to be some padding between the radio buttons.


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    Answered on September 13, 2016 at 04:09 PM

    Glad  to hear that. I need to create a separate thread since it is considered as a different issue. Please refer to this link: https://www.jotform.com/answers/931364.

    Thank you.