How to set up the multiple choices or single choice with limited quantity?

August 19, 2021

In the Jotform builder, you can find the essential elements like Multiple Choices and Single Choice. These fields allow you to set up multiple items where your end-users can select multiple options or single option. But that’s only it, basic. What if you want to limit the quantity of each item in these fields? You cannot do it with Multiple Choices or Single Choice. Our Inventory, Appointment Slots, Ticket Purchases, and Gift Registry widget would help you accomplish it.

In this guide, we will help you set up the widgets.

Let’s start by deciding what widget to use.

If there is a need to require users a minimum selection, use the Ticket Purchases widget. If you want a quantity selector for each item, use the Inventory or Gift Registry widgets.

Note that Gift Registry and Quantity Gift Registry widgets are two separate widgets.

2. Once decided, go to the Widgets tab and search the name of the widget. Click on it to add in the form. For example, the Appointment Slots widget.

3. In the items box, add the items you want to display. Separate each item with a new line. For the available quantity, enclose the number by curly brackets. For example, as shown on the screenshot in Step 2.

Monday {10} where 10 is the available quantity. 

If you do not want to limit the item, put ‘unlimited‘ instead of the number — for example, Tuesday {unlimited}.

Pro Tip

If you want your clients to schedule an appointment in your form in a calendar with timeslots, use our Appointment field. The Appointment field lets your control the Maximum Number of Appointments Per Day and Maximum Attendee Per Time Slot for Group booking.

Please visit the following article for more details of the appointment field:

4. For the widget options, you have the following:

a. Min Selection: As explained, this option is only available for the Ticket Purchases widget. This option is useful if you want to require a minimum selection.

b. Max Selection: There is no Single Choice of these widgets, but if you’re going to limit the selection to One (1), set it to this box.

c. Counter Label: This comes after the available quantity. The term “available” is the default, change to any text you want to display.

d. Unlimited Label: The label of items that have no limit. Its default is “UNLIMITED“. Change the text to your preferred label.

If the items are related to appointments, the label “Always Available” would be more appropriate.

e. None Available: The label of the item that has no available quantity left.

5. Click the Update Widget button if you are done, and that’s it!

You can view the widgets in our demo form here

If you have any questions regarding this guide or questions related to the widgets, please let us know in the comments box below or reach us through our support forum.

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