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  • Basic Edition
  • Plus Edition
  • Pro Edition
  • Business Edition

Introduction

Use Formidable Forms to create complex booking forms using conditional logic, this will allow you to display certain booking calendars or fields depending on a user’s previous choices in the form.

Potential Use Cases

  • Guide visitors to book with the right department or person
  • Help people book an event depending on their preferences — and include add-ons

What You Need First

  1. Formidable Forms installed and activated. Including their Basic, Pro, Elite, or Developer plan.
  2. Go through the Setup Wizard in SSA and finish setting up your Booking Calendar rules and styling.
  3. To get started on how to set up a basic Formidable Forms form, please refer to our guide on the initial form setup.

Initial Set Up for Appointment Types

By using conditional logic, you can easily direct users to a specific Appointment Type.

First, you’ll need to create the different Appointment Types to accommodate all of the different services and combinations.

List of Appointment Types needed for set up

Setting Up the Form

After creating all of the required Appointment Types, create a new form with Formidable Forms and start out with the required Name and Email fields.

Name and Email are required on your Formidable Form, or else all the appointments listed in SSA will be indistinguishable.

To use conditional logic, you’ll need to make sure to include

  1. Field(s) to filter which booking calendar to display to the user and
  2. Each individual appointment type added to the form.

Using Fields to Filter the Booking Calendar Displayed

You’ll have a few different options to decide how you want to filter the booking calendars:

  • Radio Buttons: This option is best when you want to offer only a single service or specific packages.
  • Drop Down: This option is similar to the Radio Buttons option. You can use this if you would like your form to appear shorter if you offer a lot of different services.
  • Checkboxes: This option is best when you want your users to have the ability to mix and match different options instead of creating multiple Radio Buttons.

For this example, I will be utilizing Radio Buttons. By default, Formidable Forms will provide 2 options. You can easily add more options if needed.

Adding the radio buttons field and editing it

Adding the Appointments Field(s)

Next, you’ll add the Appointment field to your form. Since there are multiple Appointment Types, you’ll need to add each one of them individually. If you have 10 appointment types you want to include, you’ll need to add 10 Appointment fields to your Formidable Form.

Make sure to edit the Appointment field settings:

  • Appointment Type dropdown: By default, this is set to ‘All’, but you’ll need to choose a specific appointment type
  • Required: Make sure to turn on the ‘Required’ toggle so that you can make sure a user books a time before they submit their booking form.
Adding Appointment field to form

To make it easier for you to add in multiple Appointment fields, after adding one Appointments field to your form, you’ll be able to duplicate it. Unfortunately the settings do not transfer over, so you would have to manually adjust all the settings again.

Duplicate the Appointment field

Now that you have all of your Appointment Types in the form, you’ll be able to start creating conditional logic!

It is highly recommended that you save your form after adding all of your appointments before continuing onto adding conditional logic!


Creating Conditional Logic

To start creating conditional logic, you’ll need to click on the Appointment Type module in Formidable Forms and view the settings. There will be a button called Add Conditional Logic. Click on the button to bring up its settings.

After clicking on the button, you’ll see the different fields to adjust according to how you’d like to filter the booking calendars.

The default Conditional Logic settings

If you’d like more detail on what you can do with the Conditional Logic settings, visit Formidable Forms’ documentation to learn more.

Creating a Single Conditional Logic Rule

In order to create conditional logic for my “Consultation Call – Design” appointment, I’ll need to make sure that the booking calendar only displays if the “Design” checkbox is selected in my “What services are you booking?” field. To do this, I need to make sure to:

  • Select the Radio Button Field Label. In this case it would be “What services are you booking?”
  • Select the Radio Button option you want to filter it to. In this case it would be “Design.”

The options you choose from are the Field Label names when you created each form element, so make sure you choose helpful and clear names!

Creating Multiple Conditional Logic Rules

You can easily add multiple rules by clicking on the Add + button. Multiple Conditional Logic works best with Checkboxes or if you want to direct your users to different sets of specific form elements based on the different answers they choose from other form fields.


Test the Form

Now that you have completed implementing all of your conditional logic, the only thing left is to test out your form! You can easily preview this form by clicking on Preview and choosing either “On a Blank Page” or “In Theme.”


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