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Creating survey style questions

  1. I have a project that was written for me in PHP and saves to a MYSQL database. It is a somewhat complex survey style form. I recently purchased gravity forms, and wanted to determine if it is worth migrating my form to it. My custom form seems to be bug ridden, and I am considering gravity forms as something that could eliminate some headaches.

    I've attached 3 sample questions here, and I'd like to know if
    a) these can be reproduced in gravity forms
    b) how exactly I can do so
    (I am new to this so any hand holding would be appreciated :-)

    Question 1
    This is relatively simple; There are instructions along the top row, then there are two columns with text field input. Each one needs a label, and the one on the left (name) should only accept text type characters, while the one on the right should only accept numbers. The green + icon allows the user to add additional rows. I would like a maximum of 10 rows (2 columns/entries each).

    Question 4
    This question is simple, just a dropdown beside a textfield that is pre-populated with the value "2013"

    Question 5
    There are 3 rows with 2 columns each. Column 1 is a dropdown, column 2 should only accept numbers. User must fill in 3 rows.

    I know this is a lengthy request, but if this can be done within gravity forms, this will make a lot of my other questions quite a bit easier.


    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday March 14, 2013 | Permalink
  2. I would not migrate at this time. We're working on a survey add-on and it would probably save a lot of time for you. If the form you have is working properly now, I would leave it alone and watch the blog for the release announcement.

    I'm not sure if all your features will be included, but the hard work of creating a survey will be done already. You may need to add some jQuery to the front end to get it to act exactly like your current form does.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday March 14, 2013 | Permalink
  3. Awesome, thanks for the reply! It seems like I find a new bug each time I touch this current form, so I really want to ditch it asap LOL

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday March 15, 2013 | Permalink
  4. I would try to limp it along with duct tape and bubble gum if you can, rather than try to convert right now and find out later that a lot of the hard work was done for you with the Survey add-on.

    Posted 10 years ago on Sunday March 17, 2013 | Permalink