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Complex form with all fields repeated conditionally

  1. saxonycreative
    Member

    Hi there,
    I'm building out a form where at the end of the first section, the respondent has to fill out all the same fields again, for a different purpose. This needs to happen twice. There are too many fields to copy each one manually and drag it into position. Is there a better solution for this? Ideas I've considered are:

    • Copying the entire form twice and taking the user to form #2 as the results page of form #1, and form #3 as the results page of form #2. The main problem with this is that there would be three separate forms and three entries for each respondent.
    • Asking the respondent to fill out the same form three times, but choose a different option each time to let me know how to treat their responses. Less work for me, but again, multiple entries, and more reliance on the respondent to follow directions. It's a little impractical.

    It would be great to have a seamless approach, like being able to replicate all fields at once, or being able to submit all three forms at once, as one entry. Is anything like this possible? I welcome your feedback. Thank you!

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday August 7, 2012 | Permalink
  2. You could manually edit the XML file. Export the form, pop the XML file open and copy/paste - just be sure to keep the sequence IDs unique with each field. Then you can import the XML file back in. Just be careful and keep a backup of the original form/file.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday August 7, 2012 | Permalink
  3. saxonycreative
    Member

    Wow - thanks for the fast feedback. I will give it a go. Thanks!

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday August 7, 2012 | Permalink