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Quick Overview of Form Fields

Quick Overview of Form Fields

JotForm has pretty much any type of Form Fields you might need. Take a look at the complete list below and get a brief description of each one of them.

BASIC FORM ELEMENTS

HEADER: A Header briefly explains what your form is about. Use the Subheader if you want to add more details.

FULL NAME: A predefined field with first and last name options. Use this as opposed to adding two Textboxes to make things easier.

EMAIL: The Email field offers a built-in validation for the proper email format.

ADDRESS: Allows users to enter their complete address with predefined fields.

PHONE: Predefined phone number field to capture phone numbers.

DATE PICKER: A way to collect dates. This also offers an optional Time field.

TIME: Use this if you want users to fill out time in hours and minutes.

SUBMIT: This is always required. Without a Submit button, users won't be able to submit the form.

QUICK ELEMENTS

SHORT TEXT ENTRY: Commonly known as a textbox, your bread and butter as a general use field. Use this for collecting single line answers from your users.

LONG TEXT ENTRY: Commonly known as textarea that is used for comments, suggestions, additional ideas, or anything that requires long answers.

TEXT: A powerful tool that provides text information to your form. This allows HTML and inline CSS.

DROPDOWN: Dropdown menus are used with category related questions.

SINGLE CHOICE: Commonly known as a radio button, this is used for collecting single choice answers.

MULTIPLE CHOICE: Commonly known as a checkbox, this is used when you want to allow 2 or more options selected.

NUMBER: A number field to capture any kind of number.

IMAGE: Allows you to add an image for your form. Easily brand your form with your own logo.

FILE UPLOAD: Allow your users to upload a file to your form.

CAPTCHA: Captcha lowers the likelihood of your form being spammed with multiple submissions. You can also enable ReCaptcha which is an advanced captcha service from Google.

INPUT TABLE: Formerly known as the Matrix Field, this allows you to display input fields in a table format.

SPINNER: Makes it easier to input numbers.

SURVEY ELEMENTS

STAR RATING: Useful to get ratings, it can be in several shapes - Stars, light bulbs, etc.

SCALE RATING: Used for ratings based on a scale.

PAGE ELEMENTS

DIVIDER: Add a line that divides up sections of your form.

SECTION COLLAPSE: Formerly known as form collapse, this is used to show/hide additional sections of the form. Useful in splitting your form into expandable parts.

PAGE BREAK: Splits your form into multiple pages. Works best with a heading to indicate each page.

PAYMENT FORM ELEMENTS

PAYMENT FIELDS: Allows you to collect payments through various international payment processors and gateways. Here's a complete list of all payment processors we integrate with. And if you're not decided yet which one to use, read our article on Which-Payment-Processor-is-Right-for-Your-Business.

WIDGETS

These are small plugins that you can add directly to your form. It provides advanced features and options that you won't find on regular Form Fields. To learn more about widgets, you can check our guide on How-to-Add-a-Widget-to-your-Form.

JotForm also offers Apps that provide a variety of added features and functionality that can't be found on our regular Fields, Payments Processors, and Widgets.

What do you think about the collection of fields JotForm offer? What should be added/removed? Share your thoughts with us below so we can improve our service.

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  • omaruko

    Hi there

    Sorry this one is crrect. Please discard the previous one.

    I cannot understand what is the purpose of using Section Collapse?

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    Can you be specific more?

  • omaruko

    Hi there

    I cannot understand what is the purpose
    of using Section Collapse?

    Can you be specific more?

  • mmchh

    Can't seem to find the spinner form input anymore. Is there a widget for that purpose?

  • andrewcoplon

    I do not have a "time" element under my basic elements. The last one listed is "date picker" before the "quick elements" begin. Advice?

  • LucyWeil

    I meant that the Unted States is the *first* selection.

  • LucyWeil

    In the country dropdown box that Jotform provides, the United States is the selection in the box. Is it possible to change this to another country (e.g. United Kingdom)?

  • nae4ha

    Is there a way to make the Matrix form field have the option under "properties" then "input type" to have the option of currency?

  • richard

    what has happened to the birth date picker?

  • Tee

    I was looking for price field i.e. net rate and published rate for my merchants and the ability to formulate (i.e. populate a percentage once someone keys in the published rate) and ability for me to add the various currencies.

    Am also looking at duration (by hour or minutes) for the time.

  • PowerTrips

    Is there a form field just for date if you don't want date/time?

  • axatt

    How can I use Multiple widget Matrix?

  • spigroup

    the form fields taking the lable/name as field value, how to define a field value other than label

  • Gill2008

    How can I position radio buttons horizontally next to the question instead of vertically?

  • LisaBjorneberg

    I want to create a travel request form where an estimated cost is calculated. Is there a way to do this?

  • stevedavies76

    Is it possible to have a file uploaded attached to the notification email rather than accessed via hyperlink?
    We don't have FTP but would prefer to have files pulled into our organization's server. The easiest way for us to do this is via email.

  • UNCA

    please disregard that original comment.... I now see that those links ARE clickable on the submissions.pdf

  • UNCA

    I have been hunting for a text field or URL field that a user can type or paste in a URL and it will come out on the submissions.pdf as a clickable URL... Is this possible currently? If not that would be a nice thing to have, yes?

  • DXJ_Designs

    Hi, Im currently making a form for a training school. Is there a way that I can make a field which "counts down" the number of, lets say 'seats available' for a course. i.e. if the max seating capacity for a course is 10 people, is there a field that can be made which counts down how many seats are left/available in correlation to the amount of interested people. So if 3 people "submit" then the counter would show "7" available seats? help please :)

  • informatician

    How do I use the Form Collapse feature without causing the Submit button to be hidden by the last Form Collapse section ?

  • ctkuan

    The form field: City or State
    does not allow complete fill in.
    It allows only one charactor. Have I committed a mistake? Here is the form:
    www.wireguides/INQUIRY FOR AIR WIPES.html

  • guest_30134669118049

    How to add or remove form fields in an inbuilt address field?

  • nancymichael

    How can I add a field for company name?

  • dringram

    Some of the form fields such as Name and Telephone number do not allow the field width to be adjusted and it can truncate the view if the type size is too large. Is there a way to increase the width of these fields.

  • guest_23469352858062

    Eow to stop duplicate entry for form field...?

  • guest_23410269614045

    How does the "password box" work

  • bushwood

    Is there a way to add a "Deposit" field on an Order Form that has a negative number? I want to be able to have several line items to purchase, and have a "Deposit" field where buyers can pay just a deposit and still show the balance due. Possible?
    Thanks!

  • horselingo

    I cannot get files to upload through the link. Could you please help?
    horselingo@gmail.com
    Eva

  • Reddingmuseum

    I think you try your best in creating the best forms. Im from the Netherlands and I create your forms in Dutch. But sometimes there is still an English word inthere that I cannot manually translate. Like the Clear button. And the text "billing address" on to of the address group. Please, make these examples editable aswell. thx

  • johannacabrera

    Its pretty late here and I'm pooped - I can't figure out how to change the name of a "clone" jotform so that it will show properly in My Forms.
    Thanks - Kim for Johanna

  • JD

    How can I have the file upload actually include the files as an attachment?

  • AbbyHardie

    When I preview my form in IE9, the captcha feature does not perform as expected. It loads the capture field on a second page after you click submit. It operates as intended in every other browser however. Is there a bug or fix for this issue? Thanks in advance.

  • mikeyhanky

    How can I create my form questions/fields in 2 columns instead of one?

  • virtualearth

    We need to add a number of variables in the show / hide for a large selection in a drop menu. Is there a way of doing this instead of individually adding "New Rule" one by one?
    See https://secure.jotform.com/form/13065738088 > Do you work for any of these companies?

    Thank you

    Brad

  • samypipo

    true

  • Jose

    Hi! Can I create a form with multiple columns, so I can show 2 or 3 entry fields in the same line.
    Thanks!

  • Corne

    can I create a data base form, were i can view my clients information?

  • Corne

    Hi! can I create result checker with card usage limit? secondly: can I create create editable field with maximum number entry? how/

  • Barry Gauthier

    If jotform is used to create an event registration format, is there a way form registrants to print their completed forms?

  • mediaclips

    My form is only 160 pixels wide is there a way to size down the upload field & button?

  • Deborah Guinn

    I need a weekly employee work schedule

  • joevagus

    how do you set a password box for people submitting to restrict only users with a password to submit?

  • David Smith

    In response to my last post, I meant "JotForm" programmers, not "Zot." ;-)

  • David Smith

    I like how the Zot programmers are using a generic Captcha. I have to say that Re-Captcha is perhaps the worst (mini) form. For one, I do not want to link my Website back to Google. And, digitizing books does not make me feel all warm inside, either. Second, the image is extremely difficult to read and can be confounding. For example, one Re-Captcha image popped up with a pi (π) symbol! That is not an easy symbol to enter since it is not readily available on the keyboard (unless one knows how to access Unicode/extended ASCII character). So, thank you programmers for being smart!

  • jgc

    could I have some more information about the form collapse? How to I put stuff in there.... Think of it as "if yes complete this section" they press on it and it opens up...

  • rmyrtle

    Is there a way of preventing word wrap on instruction or question fields so that they don't lengthen the overall form: ie.

    This form
    will be longer

    vs
    This form will be shorter.
    ?
    This

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  • sdcoclub

    I need help using the page break feature.

  • neilparks1

    The categories are not really intuitive. Why is one thing a "form tool" and another a "power tool"?

    There should be an option to list all objects in one alphabetical listing.

  • Coctel

    Do exist any way to make a "comments" form with Jotform???? if so, where??? thanks a lot.

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