Create an ‘Other’ Option – WS Form

Create an ‘Other’ OptionPRO

A common scenario on a form is the case of an ‘Other’ option as part of a list of options in a select, checkbox or radio field, giving the user the possibility to enter a missing option. WS Form PRO allows you to do this while retaining full control of the positioning and style of the ‘Other’ option.

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Conditional logic and a supplemental text field is used to create an ‘Other’ option in WS Form PRO. This allows you to place and style the ‘Other’ text field in any position on the form per your requirement.

To create an ‘Other’ option (Example given for a select field):

  1. Click the settings icon on your select, checkbox or radio field.WS Form - Field Settings Icon
  2. Click on the ‘Options’ tab and add a new row. Enter ‘Other’ into the row.WS Form - Create an Other Field - Add Row
  3. Click ‘Save & Close’.
  4. Add a text field to your form underneath the select, checkbox or radio field by clicking ‘Text’ in the toolbox or by dragging and dropping a text field. Label the field ‘Other’.WS Form - Create an Other Field - Add Field
  5. Click the ‘Conditional Logic’ icon at the top of the layout editor. The Conditional Logic sidebar will open.
  6. Click the add icon to add a new conditional logic row.
  7. Add the logic shown below, selecting the fields on your form.WS Form - Create an Other Field - Conditional Logic
  8. Click ‘Save & Close’.

The conditional logic checks to see if the ‘Other’ row has been selected. If that condition is true, the ‘Other’ text field is made visible, otherwise it is hidden.