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List Field (minimum number of lines?)

  1. Is there a way to set up the new List Field type with a minimum (and maximum) number of fields? Basically I want to set it up that users have to enter 5 fields (no more, no less...) ie. Name your top 5 favorite websites:... etc.

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday November 17, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Currently the List Field only supports a max line number. It does not currently support a minimum number of lines. It is a feature we can look at including as an enhancement to this field in the future. The List Field is brand new so it will continue to evolve.

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday November 17, 2011 | Permalink
  3. If you're asking for 5 pieces of information, why not use five regular form inputs? You do not need to adjust the number of rows dynamically, since you're never allowing anything but five.

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday November 18, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Well, we liked the way the list output was set up in columns and that there was one label for all of them (with a column heading) (rather than one label per..). I was initially thinking that I could just call the function the (+) sign does on page load 4 additional times to pre-load the fields - it appears the function is gformAddListItem() but I'm not sure what parameters to pass it in order to get it to work correctly...

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday November 18, 2011 | Permalink
  5. You can accomplish the same look by hiding the field labels with CSS, and using some gf_inline styles to layout the inputs in columns. I think it will be easier than trying to force the list field to always show 5 input rows. If you put a form online with 5 rows as you want them, post the URL and we will help you with the layout.

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday November 18, 2011 | Permalink
  6. I would also like to see this feature in Gravity Forms. Is there an ETA on the development for it?

    Posted 8 years ago on Saturday December 31, 2011 | Permalink
  7. I had this problem and I did the following:

    Our min was 3. Our max was 9. So I put 2 regular line texts followed by a list field with a max of 7 and required them all.

    If you need the "split" Just add a list field with a max of 1 and mark required.

    Have to do a little more code mojo but it's a decent hack until minimum is added.

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday November 30, 2012 | Permalink
  8. Developer David Smith posted this recently as well:
    http://gravitywiz.com/2012/06/03/set-number-of-list-field-rows-by-field-value/

    That will enable you to set the number of rows, but it's a fixed number, not a minimum or maximum.

    Posted 7 years ago on Saturday December 1, 2012 | Permalink