Conditional (skip patterns)
Conditional field (skip pattern)
You can display a field only if previous fields contain specific values.
If the condition you set is "true, " the field will be displayed to users filling out the form. If not, the field will be hidden.
- How to configure a field as conditional
- Condition on a multi-select dropdown list
How to configure a field as conditional
To make a field conditional (create a skip pattern), you must:
- Click the pen icon next to the label of the field (the field that may or may not appear depending on a condition).
- Check the "Conditional" checkbox.
- Select another field on which the condition will be based. (Only fields that are displayed above will be available.)
- Depending on the field type (e.g., list vs. text vs. number), you will have different tools to choose from to set the condition.
- You can repeat Steps 3 and 4 to add more conditions. Conditions always apply the "AND" operator (not "OR"); this means that if you have two conditions, both must be met for the field to be displayed.
Please note that if a field is conditional, it can't be mandatory and thus cannot be used as a display field.
Example 1: Number between A and Y
The form contains an "Age" field and an "Attended school" field.
You want to show the "Attended school" field only if "Age" has a value of "6-18."
This means the condition on the "Attended school" field is if the Age is between 5 and 19.
Example 2: Boolean
I wish to know if the beneficiary is underage, and if they are, I would like to request the parent's permission.
The form contains an "Underage" (yes or no) field and a "Parent's permission" (attached file) field.
I want to show the "Parent's permission" field only if the "Underage" value is "yes."
This means the condition on the "Parent's permission" field is if Underage = yes.
Condition based on a multi-select dropdown list
If the conditional field is displayed or hidden based on the selection in a multi-select dropdown list, please note the difference between "Equal" vs. "In"
The field named "What produce did you grow?" is a multi-select dropdown list with the following options: tomatoes, carrots, peppers, and eggplant.
The conditional field is the area of land used to produce tomatoes
If the condition is "in" + "tomatoes," then it will be displayed only if the selection contains tomatoes (and possibly a multi-selection including other options).