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    Why field name or ID is not showing in Form calculation formula?

    Asked by photoguy123 on March 15, 2017 at 12:01 AM

    When viewing widget settings for a "form calculation", neither the the field ids nor the unique name are displayed for the different form calculations used in a larger formula. It just says Calculation 0-9 for each form calculation field used in the formula. This makes it pretty much impossible to edit a form calculation formula unless you remember exactly what is in the formula to begin with.

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    Answered by Nik_C on March 15, 2017 at 03:57 AM

    Could you please tell us which fields did you use, since all fields that have a name will appear with that name in Form Calculation widget:

    We'll wait for your response.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by Advolink1 on July 13, 2017 at 03:59 AM

    Because I do not use field names on my form, I have the same difficulty on my form seeing the variables used in the FORM CALCULATION WIDGET.  What is the process to see fields used in Form Calculation Widget when field names are not used on form.  The specific form I am using is https://www.jotform.com/build/71868671316162.

     

    Denise

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    Answered by photoguy123 on July 13, 2017 at 04:14 AM

    yes this is the problem. i have form calculation fields that do not have names. Sometimes for design purposes it makes sense not to have a name on a field. If there was a way to hide the field name but not the field, that would be another option, but I wouldn't always want the field name to show on the form. Jotform should use the Field ID in the edit interface rather than show the same "Calculation 0-9" for different fields which is really confusing and impossible to edit without starting from scratch.

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    Answered by Sven on July 13, 2017 at 06:34 AM

    Fields names/IDs are indeed used when in the calculation widget. However, if you refer to another calculation widget it seems to use the title rather than the ID, which I understand could be confusing, but unfortunately, it is not possible to change/edit that. 

    I have submitted a feature request to our developers to implement this, they will review and decide what's necessary, and we will notify you via this thread with any updates. Let us know if you need any further help.