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    How can i get selections on form to disappear for a (specified time )after somebody selects them

    Asked by Firemedic07 on November 14, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    The selections are on the 2nd page. When you pick a station and hit next it takes you to the selections. i would like to remove the selections for a specified time so nobody else can select them throughout the day. So i can see which items people have checked. Then lets say at 5am each morning the form resets and all the options are available for the next day, and so on.....

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    https://www.jotform.com/Firemedic07/scba-check

    selections show specific time options conditions
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    Answered by Mike_G on November 14, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    I would like to apologize, however, I'm not sure I understand your concern completely.

    On your form, I see a drop-down field where your respondents can select a station.

    I understand that the station that will show when the "Next" button from the first page is clicked depends on the selected station from the drop-down field shown in the image above.

    With regards to your concern, you would like to remove selections from the list of available stations in the next page depending on the time of the day, is that correct?

    I'm afraid it would not be possible to remove options from a checkbox/dropdown field base on selection on another field using conditions.

    I would suggest you create a separate checkbox field and divide the options of the existing one in your form. Then, add a "Time" field. Next, create a condition that will show the station checkbox field that only has the available station on specific time.

    You may also need to set the Default Time option of the "Time" field to "Current".

    I hope this helps. If you need any further assistance or if you have other questions regarding this, please feel free to contact us again anytime.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by Mike_G on November 15, 2016 at 12:05 AM

    I would like to apologize. I think I might have misunderstood your concern. However, after rereading your concern, I believe what you would like to happen is to eliminate/remove the options from the Stations checkbox field if other respondents have already selected it previously.

    If that is correct, then I suggest you use any of our widgets below.

    https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/gift_registry

    https://widgets.jotform.com/widget/appointment_slots

    You can set the stations as options of the widgets. However, the availability of the items only resets when you update the widget and there is no way to make it again available in a specific time. You may need to update it every day. For example, if the station "A91-1" was selected today, it will become unavailable. To make it available again on the next day, you need to update the same widget and change the value of "A91-1" from A91-1{1} to A91-1{2}. The selection that was already made will just be deducted to the new availability limit value after you changed it.

    I hope this helps. If, in any case, I still misunderstood your concern, please feel free to contact us again anytime and provide us with more details.

    Thank you.