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    I do not understand what the "Calculation value" is.

    Asked by Jaime63 on March 29, 2017 at 04:31 AM

    I do not understand what the "Calculation value" is. So if a person is voting on a choice of one and there are five choices, do I assign the calcuation value of "1" to each of the five?

    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Assign Calculation Value

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    Answered by ashwin_d on March 29, 2017 at 05:18 AM

    Hello Jaime63,

    It actually depends on your calculation requirement. If you have a five choices in a radio button question, you can assign same or different value to each of the option in radio button question. Please check the screenshot below on how to add calculation value and display the values conditionally:


    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by Jaime63 on March 29, 2017 at 08:29 AM

    Thank you for getting back to so quickly! So based on this, if a person voted Option 1, it would be worth 1 vote and if they voted Option 2, it would be worth 6 votes etc? If that is the case, I would only make each choice a 1 in surveying.

    I have almost 70 single choice questions. Do I need to put a calculation field for each question or can I just put one at the bottom.

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    Answered by Ian on March 29, 2017 at 11:32 AM

    It depends on what you are trying to achieve and how you want to use value of each option.

    One calculation field should be ok, if you want to output of all the calculation in one field at bottom.

    Let us know if you have more questions.

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    Answered by Manutencao_Secundario on May 19, 2017 at 08:27 AM

    Excellent explanation of a simple assignment of value.
    But if I have many fields and I want them? How to proceed
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    Answered by ashwin_d on May 19, 2017 at 09:55 AM

    Hello Manutencao_Secundario,

    I have moved your question to a new thread so that we can address it separately. You will be answered in the following thread:  https://www.jotform.com/answers/1149138

    Thank you!