Dynamic form confirmation page


#1

Hi all,

I’m looking to hide empty questions and responses on the confirmation page.

Currently I’m using:

%begin_response_10966_q6%

    <p>%question_name_10966_q6%</p>
    <p>%response_10966_q6%</p>

%end_response_10966_q6%

to hide the question and answer if its empty.

The problem I’m facing is hiding the section title if ALL the questions and responses of that section are empty. If I don’t do this and all the responses are empty the user will just see a title on its own.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.


(John gill) #2

Probably best to use JavaScript for this (either SSJS or just regular client side JS).

If you drop all the responses into an array and check if anything has a value, you could get away with something along the lines of:

<script runat="server">
var responses = ['%response_368_q1%','%response_368_q2%','%response_368_q3%','%response_368_q4%','%response_368_q5%'];

if (!responses.reduce((acc, val) => !!val || acc, false)) {
    print ("<h1> You didn't fill in any fields!");
}
</script>

(assuming you’re on >=5.4)

The JS-less alternatives are fairly obtuse. You can’t do any OR logic with the responses, and the ^empty keyword modifier doesn’t appear to behave as I’d expect when used in a conditional keyword (on 5.5). You’d probably be left with something like:

<!--

%begin_response_368_q1%
<!-- -->
%end_response_368_q1%
%begin_response_368_q2%
<!-- -->
%end_response_368_q2%
%begin_response_368_q3%
<!-- -->
%end_response_368_q3%
%begin_response_368_q4%
<!-- -->
%end_response_368_q4%
%begin_response_368_q5%
<!-- -->
%end_response_368_q5%

<div style="display:none;">

<!-- -->

<h1>You didn't fill in any fields!</h1>

<!--

%begin_response_368_q1%
<!-- -->
%end_response_368_q1%
%begin_response_368_q2%
<!-- -->
%end_response_368_q2%
%begin_response_368_q3%
<!-- -->
%end_response_368_q3%
%begin_response_368_q4%
<!-- -->
%end_response_368_q4%
%begin_response_368_q5%
<!-- -->
%end_response_368_q5%

</div>

<!-- -->

but don’t do that.