My question is about the behavior of conditional logic within sections.

How do you reference a field outside of the section? It does not show in basic editor, and I do not know how to access these via the advanced editor.

This is the error I get when I type in the name of a field inside another section using the advanced editor:

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Replicating this in a field that is not in a section works just fine.

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You can definitely access fields in other sections in Cognito Forms.

You need to reference the top level form as well as possibly a section name.


Here is a link to documentation describing how to do this when using the advanced editor for calculations:


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