Repeating table rows are rows in a table that repeat to accept multiple entries. For example, to obtain the name, age and address of each of the user’s children.
To create a repeating table row, first condense the table in your original document. Keep the table header, if you have one, and limit the repeating row to one row. In each column, add a field tag, just as you would anywhere else in the document. This one row is the row that you want to be repeated. You may have as many repeating rows in a table as you want. And, you may have as many tables in a template as you want.
Upload the template into draftonce.
Define the fields as your normally would, including the fields that are in your table.
- Once you have created all of your fields, click the next button.
On the next screen, draftonce will have identified places where it believes you have repeatable table rows in the left part of the window.
If the fields listed on the left are ones that you want to be repeatable, click the Enable checkbox next to them. Since this is a new repeatable table row, we’ll need to give it a name. In the same way that you can give a single field a label, question and help, you can give these properties to a repeatable table row using the right side of the window. You can also set a minimum and maximum number of repeats.
When you create the interview, you won’t see the fields that are part of the repeatable table row. Instead you will add the repeatable table row to the interview in the same way you would add a normal field.
In the interview, this is what the RTR looks like before you add any answers. You can see the Question, Label, and Help that we have added along with a button to add a new row.
When you click the Add New button, you’ll see all of the fields that make up that table row. Each field within the row can have its own label, question, and help. For example, these have all been set to text fields with labels and Child Name has additional help.
Once you have filled out the first row of information (in this case Child Name, Age, and Address), click the Add New button to add another row. You’ll be able to see your previously entered rows above. In the image below you’ll see that we’ve already added 2 rows and are ready to enter a third. If you need to delete a row of information, click the X on the right. If you need to edit information, click the row to reopen it.
When you export your document, all of the table information will be inserted, creating a table that is the perfect size.