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    I Want To Copy Original Text From Dropdown Into A New Field?

    Asked by amitinddr on January 23, 2017 at 04:12 PM
    I created a dropdown with some 137 options. I assigned a calculation value to each option from the surveying tab. I want to use these values to calculate prices for each option. At the same time, I want to be able to copy original text (not the values) from dropdown into a new field (using calculation condition). But when I do that, it copies the "Calculation Value" of that option instead of the option text. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Answered by david on January 23, 2017 at 04:17 PM

    I checked this on my end and indeed, it does not seem possible to use both a calculation value and a fields text in conditions. 

    Even when the field is set to A-Z in the conditions menu, it still uses the calculation value.

    I will forward this to our developer to have a look.  We will let you know as soon as we have any updates.


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    Answered by amitinddr on January 24, 2017 at 03:06 AM

    I found a workaround for this.

    But now I have a completely strange problem. I am trying to have 2 dropdowns. I have put same options in both the dropdowns. The second one is hidden has values associated with each option. I have applied calculation condition to update text of dropdown 2 based on text selected in dropdown 1. This condition works absolutely fine. The problem is that it doesn't work for below 4 options. I have tried it on a completely new form as well but the problem persists. Here is a sample form that I created - https://form.jotform.me/41222121178442

    Thanks in advance

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    Answered by Jim_R on January 24, 2017 at 04:22 AM

    I moved your new issue to a separate thread https://www.jotform.com/answers/1044197

    We'll have it addressed there shortly.

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    Answered by Scott on January 24, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    Hey amitinddr,

    Talked this with our developers. It's not a bug, it's just the way it works.

    I created this example form. Feel free to clone it: https://form.jotform.com/70234040045945

    In this example I have dropdown with an option named Salamy 5$. I did not give it a survey value. After that with calculative conditions, I transferred the text value and the numerical value. You can see it for yourself from the example form.

    Let us know if you need any other information on this,