Text field only showing calculation value, instead of drop text value

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    NippersD
    Asked on December 30, 2016 at 01:54 PM

    I need both the drop down list to be in text and a separate use of the calculation value from within this single field type for two independent uses.  In the example attached, I am simply trying to pass the text, drop down list selection to display within a Text field; I have already tried (with no luck) to pass this drop down text into an Update Field calculation builder (pass into a new field).  

    I have also tried copying the drop down list values (text) into the calculation value list as-is (text) and used the calculation builder, to look at values 0-9 only.  This works fine for my real purpose as I'm really only interested in the "blank" = 0 and having a condition from that, however, this does not work with the language translation (which is why I'm having this issue).  Translation does not look at calculation values within this single field type.

    Is there some code to pass along with the field name to only show the drop down list values?  e.g., {fieldName:text} and would this also show language translation?

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    Jim_R
    Answered on December 30, 2016 at 04:20 PM

    Can you check this form https://form.jotform.com/63646382040958 and see if that's what you're aiming to achieve?

    From how I understood it, you wanted to pass the Options Value and NOT the Calculation Value of a Dropdown menu to a Text Field.

    From your simple form, I saw that it passes the Calculation Values (1 to 6). Keep in mind that once you add Calculation Values to a dropdown menu (or even to a Checkbox or Radio Button), the values that will be passed will always point to the Calculation Values.

    As a workaround, here's what I did:

    1. I added another dropdown with same options but WITHOUT the Calculation Values (called it temp).

    2. Then I created a Condition to copy the selected option from TEMP to SELECT ONE.

    3. Lastly, I just added another line on your Text Field so you can see the difference:

    display options text here >>> {temp}

    display calc values here >>> {selectOne}

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    NippersD
    Answered on December 30, 2016 at 05:08 PM

    that's an interesting angle to take, but it still did not work.  I've added a French translation to demonstrate how the calculation values remain at 0, instead of changing:  https://form.jotform.com/63646929313968

     

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    Jim_R
    Answered on December 30, 2016 at 06:32 PM

    Since this is now about a different issue, I moved it to a separate thread https://www.jotform.com/answers/1022442 

    We'll have it addressed there shortly.