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    Is there a way to setup a Silent Auction on JotForm?

    Asked by Bonnie  on September 15, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    I administer the Website for our local animal shelter and use JotForm for our donations and event. From time to time we have silent auctions to raise funds.

    JotForm setup a and use event
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by John_Benson on September 15, 2016 at 01:31 PM

    This is possible here in JotForm. Please give me more time to create a demo form for you. I will contact you when I'm done. Thank you for your patience.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by John_Benson on September 15, 2016 at 02:18 PM

    Thank you for waiting. We currently don't have a direct tool that will let you create an "Auction or Bidding" type of form. However, you can create a "HTML Table Listing Report" and embed it in your form. In this way, the user who would like to bid for a price will get to see the current offers by the other users.

    I created a demo form, please check this link:

    Here's a guide on how I created this demo form:

    1. Insert a Full Name field and a regular Text Box. After that, save your form.

    2. Go back to My Forms, select the form and then click the Reports button. After that, please choose the Add New Report.

    3. Choose HTML Table Listing Report, and then uncheck the other fields that you don't want to show up in the report. When you're done, please click Next and you'll see the file path or URL of the form, please copy it.

    4. Go back to the Form Builder and insert the widget called Iframe Embed.

    5. Put the file path/URL of the report the URL field. You can also set the height and width of the Iframe here.

    Here's the result and guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/209-How-to-Create-an-HTML-Table-Listing-Report

    I hope that answered your question. Let us know if you need further assistance.