What are conditional fields?

Conditional logic allows a field in OpenApply to be dependent on the answer to another field. Now when a parent fills a field in OpenApply the next field on the form can change depending on their answer.


Which fields are included?
Any type of field (including groups!) in OpenApply can be made to appear based on conditional logic. Control fields are limited to the following types: Single Line Text, Multi-Line Text, Multiple Choice, Dropdown, and Checkbox.


Which types of logic can be used?
Conditional logic can be based on a field being Equal to a specific answer, Not Equal to a specific answer, Blank, or Not Blank. All logic is OR logic.


What are the benefits?
  • Improved parent experience: Forms will be more clear, concise, and easier to fill for parents as they will only see fields relevant to their family’s specific situation.
  • Greater Form Flexibility: Now that fields can appear based on specific answers, forms can be used for more versatile purposes, reducing the number of application and supplementary forms a school might need.
  • More Accurate Data Collection: Conditional logic allows you to make more fields required on your forms since they will only appear for the relevant families. This will provide your school with better data and improve your analytics.


Updated tutorials for using conditional fields are available on our Online Support Centre. If you have additional questions please contact us at [email protected]. Our team is standing by to assist 24 hours a day!
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