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Exploring the Conditional logic

Are you a beginner to apply the Conditional logic to your forms? Then let's take a few quick minutes to learn what actually the Conditional logic is and how it can act on your online form.


What is Conditional Logic


Conditional Logic is an essential tool for making your forms more flexible and responsive to user input. Through it you can improve your user experience and keep your forms simple. By setting conditions, you can choose which field to show or hide based on users' choices. Those conditions are intended to act as predefined rules, used to determine how the form reacts to user choices.

Additionally, you are allowed to use AND and OR statements for creating more complex conditions.


Maybe this still seems a little complicated and confusing feature to use, but believe me we have made it a piece of cake for you.


Types of Conditions


Basically, there are 2 types of logic statements: Simple and Compound.


Simple


This type of conditional logic is easy to implement. It can be basically called an IF-THEN condition where you can choose to Show or Hide a certain field with user interaction accordingly.


You need to

  1. Choose whether you want to Hide or Show the field,

  2. Select the field that defines the condition(e.g Show "Email field" IF...)

  3. Select a rule for the condition (Is/ Is not)

  4. Choose the final value that makes your your statement completed (Show "Email" field, if "Your preferred contact" is Email)




Compound


In case you want to add multiple conditions to the form, you can use the AND/OR options. These two options can help you create more dynamic forms with two or more conditional rules.


  • AND: Works on the field only if all the conditions are true,

  • OR: Affects field if one of the conditions true.




A piece of advice for the use of Conditional Logic


  • Clarity is a priority: The simpler your form structure is and the easier it is to follow, the more likely it is that people will enjoy following it.

  • Don't require information, that is not useful for you. The questions you ask need to be on point. This way, both you and the user will save time: You, for avoiding to track the useless info, the user for wasting time filling it in.

  • Before going to live, make sure to test your form: Makes sense, right? Check and be sure that all the statements are correctly showing what you need from the user. How awkward it would be, getting a feedback from your client that something is wrong on your end. So, try out each detail before publishing the website.


In a Nutshell


Conditional logic can make your forms smarter only if you know how to use it effectively. So, enjoy your journey with our Form Creator app.



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