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# Data page rules - use field twice?

## Question

Hopefully I can explain this.

Three Fields:

A= Yes/No

B= Dropdown choice with an "other" option

C = Other field if OTHER chosen in dropdown B.

If A = No, hide B and C

Having trouble getting B and C to appear/hide based on values because I think you can only use a rule on one field at  a time.

Example:

A = Male? (Y/N) , if Yes show B, keep C hidden still.

B = Dropdown with "other" option.  If other chosen, then show C, the other text field.

But the rule stating to hide B and C does not allow me to apply another Rule for C.  I can get B and C hidden or shown at same time only.  Hope that makes sense.

Way around this?

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On 6/2/2017 at 11:08 AM, roattw said:

Hopefully I can explain this.

Three Fields:

A= Yes/No

B= Dropdown choice with an "other" option

C = Other field if OTHER chosen in dropdown B.

If A = No, hide B and C

Having trouble getting B and C to appear/hide based on values because I think you can only use a rule on one field at  a time.

Example:

A = Male? (Y/N) , if Yes show B, keep C hidden still.

B = Dropdown with "other" option.  If other chosen, then show C, the other text field.

But the rule stating to hide B and C does not allow me to apply another Rule for C.  I can get B and C hidden or shown at same time only.  Hope that makes sense.

Way around this?

You need to define all the criteria when you hide a specific field. It's allowed using fields several times in criteria.

E.g:

rule 1: when a = "no" hide B

rule 2: when a="no" OR B is not equal 'other' - hide C

This way you will get more flexibility in rules.

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Hey there!

As I understand, if you select "Yes" for  field A,  field B would be shown, and if you click on "Other" for field B - field C would be shown.

I tried this on my end and I managed to make it work. Looking at the rules, you need to hid Field C two times, that is - IF A = NO , and if B = OTHER.  But the System Limit of the Rules only allow you to hide a field once.

What you need to do is to create a separate section for Field B and Field C.

So the Rule would go like this:
Rule 1 : IF A = NO , hide section 2
Rule 2: IF B != OTHER, hide Field C.

Have a great day!

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