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    How can i easily calculate fields that contain text?

    Asked by VickiH on February 01, 2017 at 10:02 PM

    I have multiple fields to add up and the selection contains text (ex:"Not Riding") to guide them since there are multiple selections.   Then I have other fields that will be added or subtracted from that fields to get a final total. The text may be hindering the calculation but I'm not sure how to get them calculated without redesigning the entire form. HELP!

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    Answered by candy on February 02, 2017 at 01:57 AM


    You can give calculation values to the fields that contain text if they are drop-down lists, checkboxes or radio buttons.

    I've checked your form and cloned it on my side in order to test. As I have seen you have already set calculation values to the following field:

    In order to make the selections calculate, please use Form Calculation Widget in order to get a final total in your form as you can see the screenshot below:

    You should add the checkbox field to the form calculation widget's settings. So, if a user selects any option, calculation value will be calculated automatically inside the form calculation widget as you can see the screencast below:

    For further detailed information, please check the following guide related to form calculation widget: https://www.jotform.com/help/259-How-to-Perform-Form-Calculation-Using-a-Widget 

    Please try yourself and if you need any further assistance, let us know.

    Thanks in advance.