Repeatable question groups for your respondents

123FormBuilder

by 123FormBuilder

Sometimes one question is not enough. For all those situations when you need to let your visitors complete additional fields for the info you need, we’ve launched a new tool that you can use – the repeatable container field.

repeatable-container

How does it work?
Think of the repeatable container like a box. A box where you can add multiple question fields, which then act as one. Your visitor will be able to click on a button to generate an additional box with those questions fields included. This way, if you want to let your users add as much information as they need, you can do so in an organized way.
 
Useful scenarios
We’ve looked at a few scenarios in which our users needed to let their visitors add more than one field to fill in the required information. Here are three cases in which the repeatable container shines:

  • Job application forms. Just like in a CV or LinkedIn, you can let your applicants fill in multiple work experiences or education details.
  • job-form-repeatable

  • Event registration forms. You can enable your form to let more than one person register for events.
  • Order forms. Some people might want multiple shipping addresses for the products they order. Through the repeatable container, you can let them add multiple addresses to the form.

 
Compatibility & how submission data looks
Since the new repeatable container field’s main role is to collect data in an organized way, we’ve excluded some fields that can be introduced inside it. Any field that doesn’t collect a data input from the user like Google Maps, Image and Video fields and a few other will not be available to be added inside the repeatable container. Submission data for the repeatable container will be grouped up under the field type so it’s to identify in both the submission tab and the autoresponder email.

autoresponder
 

What do you think about the new addition? If you have any use cases in which this field might work well, please share! Other people might get inspired by your suggestion 🙂
 

17 comments

  1. le rendu PDF est catastrophique , c’est comme jouer “lier par des flèches) pour regrouper les informations éparpillés sur chaque champ il faudra bien les repartir ainsi
    ******
    name : name first
    last : last first
    émail : email first
    *******
    name : name second
    last :last second
    email : email second

    afin d’avoir un rendu ordinaire et logique ….qu est qu’on fait lorsque on ajoute 10 on aura de la vertige avec votre rendu actuel

  2. this feature alone was key for me to look into your software. So, kudos for bringing it. I think however more work needs to be done to present the sections. For example, add a counter with a clear indication where a new section starts.

    1. Hi 🙂

      Thank you for your feedback! We are always trying to add improves to our product based on the feedback received.

      Kudos from the 123FormBuilder team!

  3. This looks like a great feature, but on the submission template there are no options to show multiple entries. it just returns the first.

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for the feedback! We will look into our platform and see how we can make the best to improve our product. Have a nice day 🙂

  4. I agree 100% with Mauricio.
    “When you add multiple entries, they will not be shown in the exported excel file. Which means we can not manipulate the entered data for statistical purposes.
    If we check the submissions tab, the entries are there but stacked into the same submission. The feature is not useful for me unless I can see the data on a excel sheet.”

    Thank you,

  5. The feature is great. However, when you add multiple entries, they will not be shown in the exported excel file. Which means we can not manipulate the entered data for statistical purposes.
    If we check the submissions tab, the entries are there but stacked into the same submission. The feature is not useful for me unless I can see the data on a excel sheet.

    1. Hi Mauricio!

      Thank you for your feedback! Indeed, this is something we can improve on our repeatable container. We will look this up and see how we can improve it for better data manipulation.

      [Later edit] Just got word form the team that we will solve this issue.

      Have a great day!

  6. How do you apply RULES to the fields inside the repeatable container. Looks like the rules only works with the first record, not to additional records. Also, it would be nice if there is a way to set the text of the “add more” button. Very nice feature, but needs some issues resolved!

  7. At Last – I requested this about 5 years ago for timesheet entry – Glad it’s here. I’ll give it a go.

  8. Cool , have been waiting for this one , will use it when registering companies for clients ,where there are more than 1 director’s details required.

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