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Checkbox for Products

  1. I've searched the forums and documentation and can't find a straight forward method to do this.

    I have four products, each with a separate price. All I want is a simple form that would allow the user to select any one of the products, or 2, or 3, or all of them by checking a box next to the product. The product field has a quantity option, and this can be filled in by the user for a quantity of 1 to select the product. But my products would never have a quantity of greater than one. So I don't really want to use the quantity function on the product field because it doesn't make sense in my case. It would seem to me that the product field would have an option for a checkbox?

    How can checkboxes be used in this case? How would it be set up? I'm lost...

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday November 7, 2012 | Permalink
  2. I am trying to do something similar. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot written about how to bring 'dynamic values' into the checkbox or 'Pricing Fields->Options'. I have been all over the net looking and cannot find the proper syntax to do this. Admins?

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday November 7, 2012 | Permalink
  3. @WebEndev, I created a group of checkboxes with my products titles. Then, I added product fields and have them as "Single product" with the quantity disabled. Then, I use conditional logic to display those products based on the checkbox selections, and those product prices are then added to my total field. I was able to work around the lack of a checkbox field.

    You could hide the display of products so that your checkboxes and total show, but the actual fields which are adding to the total are never shown. They're there to make the total and form work, but those redundant items are not displayed.

    You could also create one "product" with a zero cost and then add options, which can be checkboxes, and have your prices totalled up from the cost of the options. You can hide various field labels with CSS again.

    It should be possible to do what you want even without the ability to use a checkbox for a product.

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday November 12, 2012 | Permalink
  4. The problem with what you said ...

    "You could also create one "product" with a zero cost and then add options, which can be checkboxes, and have your prices totalled up from the cost of the options."

    ... is that in the resulting email the quantity is 1 no matter how many checkboxes you check - with a single total. No good. I wish they'd put a checkbox option under the products field - my life would be 1000 times easier.

    Posted 7 years ago on Saturday April 20, 2013 | Permalink
  5. It would be great to use checkboxes for Products. I'm finding the need for this so that items currently listed as 'Options' can list their own totals (rather than be amassed under one subtotal for 1 product). For notifications and confirmations, it looks confusing to say have a bunch of books selected, without their prices displayed in each instance.

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday June 6, 2013 | Permalink
  6. David Peralty
    Administrator

    You all would have a better chance of having this change occur by posting in our Feature Requests section and/or supporting a post in that section. All my best!

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday June 6, 2013 | Permalink
  7. I agree - this should be an added feature. Is there any way to remove the "+" symbols next to the amount shown in each check mark field?? Client request and I have no clue.....

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday June 13, 2013 | Permalink