- fortunagpsstevenAsked on November 08, 2016 at 03:04 AM
Is it possible to make drop down values (options) from filled text box values.
I find many solutions for the way around. (to fill a text field)
But i would like to use a prefil url jotform. Hide the text fields. And let the user choice in a drop down a value.
Is this, or something similar to this, possible?
- BorisAnswered on November 08, 2016 at 06:20 AM
I'm afraid that values of a Drop Down field cannot be dynamically created.
Options of a Drop Down field must exist in advance, and only then can they be selected/prepopulated.
Contrary to that, you can enter any random value in a Text Box field.
That is why you see values being forwarded from a Drop Down field to a Text Box field, because we can always pass existing information to a field that will accept it as a value.
We cannot do the same in the other direction, because a Drop Down field can only accept a value that exactly matches one of its available (pre-existing) options.
This means that you can only pass a value from a Text Box field into a Drop Down field if a Drop Down field already has that as an option. Please see the following example demo form for a better understanding of what value can be passed from a Text Box field to a Drop Down:
Please let us know if you need further clarifications.