Note: Stacking Groups is only for forms based templates. And Stacking Groups and Field Scripting will also not work together. Field Scripting will always see a field with Stacking Groups enabled as containing a value.
Example of Stacking Groups
In the below example all three contact information items are part of the same stacking group. Each line has a corresponding icon that will only show if that line has been filled out. In the second image you can see the fax has not been filled out so the email line and icon were slid up and took the place the fax field and icon were in.
Example 1: All three fields have been filled out and have their corresponding icons.
Example 2: The fax field has been left blank, the email field and corresponding icon slide up to fill that space. The fax icon is also not shown.
Setting up the Stacking Groups Tab
Membership & Dependency
Member of Group
Groups must be created for each template, groups from Template A will not be available on Template B. Once the groups have been created (more on that below) simply select the group name from the dropdown. Any field you want to either move or hide must be part of the stacking group.
This dropdown is a list of the other fields present in the template. Select the field you want to be filled in in order to show this field. For example if you have a phone icon you only want to appear if the user enters a phone number you would make a Group called Phone and set the icon field to Depends on: Phone.
Note: Because stacking groups depend on another field either having or not having content you never want to have a stacking group depend on a required field.
This field is for both the creation of a new group as well changing the behavior of an existing group. The drop down shows Add New, which is used for creating the new groups, and any existing stacking groups for that template. Selecting an existing group will allow you to change the name or the group action. Do this by selecting the group, making your changes and clicking “Update Stacking Group”
When creating a new stacking group enter the name in here, choose “Add New” under Select Group, select your Group Action and click “Update Stacking Group”.
The options are Slide Up or Slide Down. This will move fields below the stacking group field up or down.
Update Stacking Group
After making any changes or creating a stacking group click this button.