Linked Option Fields
Linked options and text enable you to link text based data from one Event Form into another. This lesson reviews how to set up a Linked Option Fields
You can link an option or text field from one Event Form into another Event Form
This example outlines how to add in a Linked Option Field. Add in the new Linked Option question and name it
In the Options Section, do NOT type in the options. Type in an arbitrary field and update it just so that you can save the form. The example here shows A has been typed
Because the options that you are linking to have to be written EXACTLY the same as the original field, it pays to enter in an arbitrary field and actually copy the options from the original form.
Unless you are 100% sure that the options are correct, just type in an arbitrary option and click Update to be able to save the form.
Go to the Calculation and select the Form that you want to link the field and the options from. All of the Event Forms in the system will appear for selection
Now select the Field from the previously selected Event Form that has the options that you want to link to
Set up the Value that you require (discussed in the previous lesson). For this example we will use Newest
The most optimal work flow is now to Save and Close this Form (shown here). Then open the form you are linking from (in the step below)
Open the Event Form that you are linking FROM. Copy the options directly from the field that you want to link to.
Now open the Event Form that you are Linking To, Paste in the Options and click "Update" to update the options. This is the safest way to ensure you have the EXACT options
Copying and pasting in the original options will ensure you have the correct options to link to. The options will not display as they do when you add in an single selection or dropdown field. However, when the data is linked on the system the correct option will appear and will be available to produce reports with.
N.B.PLEASE ensure you have the spelling and case of the linked options exactly the same as the original field. If you use Yes and try to link to YES, No and try to link to NO or even 1. Yes and try to link to 1.Yes (with no space) they will NOT link correctly between forms and you could miss valuable data.