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Repeatable container field

In this article we will talk about the repeatable container field. This type of field is used to group a set of fields that repeats as needed, allowing visitors to input multiple instances. Form users will be able to click on a button to generate an additional set of those grouped fields.

To get started, navigate to your Form Editor – Specific Fields. Drag and drop the Repeatable container field on your form.

repeatable container field

Drag and drop fields inside the dashed area.

repeatable container field

repeatable container field

In the left-side editing panel specify the maximum number of rows allowed. The row limit is 60.

Change the Add more button with your choice of text.

repeatable container field

The following fields types can not be included in the repeatable container:

  • File upload field
  • Video field
  • Facebook field
  • PDF embed field
  • Google Maps field
  • Social field
  • Image field

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14 comments

  1. I have a radio set of 10 choices. I have a rule that when one is clicked, it shows the sub options for that item.

    However, when I say add more, on any subsequent entries of the new data, selecting that radio button doesn’t show the other fields. The Rule no longer seems to work. Does the rule not repeatedly work for the question? “Show if item is clicked.” Isn’t this the point of a repeatable field?

    I’m trying to compress a 200 field form down, and was counting on repeatable fields who help make the form more compact and flexible.

    1. Hello, I am afraid that our rules system applies only to the type of field. Therefore at the moment, it is not possible to hide the cloned fields within the RC field. I will send this to our team as an improvement to our product. Thank you and have a great day!

  2. Hello,

    Is there a way to map all entries into the Repeatable Container field into Salesforce? Once mapped only the first response is coming through.

    Thank you!
    Emily

  3. I tried to use items with a value in a repeatable container. However, only the first item value is added to the order summary. How do I get each repeated container value item to appear in the order summary for proper checkout?

    1. Hi Tom, values can be assigned only to the first set of fields within a RC field. Please ungroup the fields and assign the values to each choice field. Have a great day!

  4. Can a repeatable container be hidden or shown like any other field? The idea being to have it hidden by default and only shown in certain circumstances (ie if a user clicks a certain option on a radio button)

    1. Yes, it can be included in field rules. When you create the rule make sure to also check the set of fields grouped within the repeatable field. Have a great day!

  5. Hello!

    In a repeatable container, I need to repeat a formula as well, besides just the repeating fields.
    The first input triggers the formula correctly, but when filling out the second row of fields, the formula won’t execute. Any solutions?

    1. Hi Jasper, any additional sets that have a formula field will not calculate the total in a repeatable container field. The calculation is made only on the original set of fields.

  6. When the information is entered into a form it merges the field types together instead of keeping them together like in the container – why?

    1. Great question. Repeatable container fields create a clone of each field type. That is why when you check your submissions the data within the RC field are grouped up. I hope this answers your question. Have a great day!

  7. Can you add image fields to a repeatable container?

    is there a limit to how many repeats a single form can do?

    1. Hi Jeff, no, image fields can not be added in the RC field( I incorporate this information in the article, thanks). Basically, the RC field was designed for input and choice fields. The maximum sets of fields is 60. I hope this answer your questions. Have a great day.

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