Link sets of Option buttons

Posted on 2011-03-25
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi experts,

I am very new to Infopath.

I have two option buttons - Primary1 and Primary2. Selecting Primary1 should bring up another set of option buttons - secondary1 and secondary 2, and selecting Primary2 should bring up Secondary3 and Secondary4. Please see a demo in the attached image where it shows the secondary1 and secondary2 coming up when primary1 is being clicked. Please help how this could be done.

Thank you in advance. Mock-up
Question by:j1981
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Accepted Solution

TechsupportAbility earned 250 total points
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I find using Sections to be very helpful in doing this.

Basically what you would do it put Secondary1 and Secondary2 into one Section Box and then Secondary3 and Secondary 4 into another Section Box.  

 Section Box Setup
Then you'll need to set up a Conditional Format to show the contents of each section when a certain condition is met. Below is the conditional for the first section:

 Section 1 Conditional
Then you just do the same for the second Section except you want the condition to be "Primary is not equal to Primary2"

Primary being the Field Name I assigned to the main set of Option Buttons and Primary1 & Primary2 being the values I assigned to each individual Button.

Let me know if that helps at all.

Author Comment

ID: 35241493
I tried this, but now, neither of the sections are coming up no matter whether I select Primary1 or Primary2. Please let me know if you want me to send over the screenshots.


Expert Comment

ID: 35244927
Yeah, can you post a screenshot of the Data tab for one of the Section's Properties? And also a screenshot of the Conditional you set up for that Section.

Author Comment

ID: 35259922
Here you go. optionbuttons

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35966852
After more experience with Infopath, I believe this is the way to go to do what I wanted. However, I am giving a lower grade as there was no followup to my last post. But definitely want to thank TechSupportability for responding.

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