5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 6, 2013 12:25 PM by Josh_Corey

    Using logic for asking many questions

    Felger Hart

      Is it possible to create a scenario where our technician's choose a variable and a completly different set of questions show up based on that criteria?

       

      For example we are in HVACR.  A technician opens a general form and chooses (Furnace) and only questions relating to furnaces show up.  The same technician move on and chooses (Refridgerator) and another completely different set of questions populate based on that piece of equpment all within the same form.

        • 1. Re: Using logic for asking many questions
          Josh_Corey Adobe Employee

          Hi;

           

          Yes, you can do what you are describing with the show/hide or skip logic in FormsCentral.  You would have a group of questions that only shows if a specific selection is made (from a drop down or other choice field), you then might have a "add another" checkbox that would then show the choice field again (it would show a copy of the original, you would have to have choice fields in the Design view for each instance) and then the process could be repeated.

           

          I have seen very complex forms using this type of show/hide logic for dozens of "product categories" that each show a different set of products, works great in the HTML form, takes a bit of thought to create but all works great.

           

          Thanks,

          Josh

          • 2. Re: Using logic for asking many questions
            Felger Hart Level 1

            Great!  I am curious then if we have a very complex form like this, would the response reporting spreadsheet contain every question (as another column) even if they were not relevant?  Or is it intuitive enought to just report on the cells that contain information???

            • 3. Re: Using logic for asking many questions
              Josh_Corey Adobe Employee

              The response table would end up long displaying columns for every question and you'd have to scroll through to see what was answered.

               

              Thanks,

              Josh

              • 4. Re: Using logic for asking many questions
                Felger Hart Level 1

                Any suggestion for a better way?  Can we create a master form that references other forms??

                • 5. Re: Using logic for asking many questions
                  Josh_Corey Adobe Employee

                  Let's see, there isn't a way to "connect" forms, but you could have the initial choice show URL to a specific form when selected, the user would then click on and fill out that form.  Not sure if that would work in your worflow or not since you also stated they'd make further selections.  The forms can't be "connected" but you can certainly incude URLs to additional forms and only expose those based on the skip logic.  I can't think of any other recommendations.

                   

                  Thanks,

                  Josh