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

• Jaime63
Asked 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

• ashwin_d
Answered 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!

• Jaime63
Answered 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.

• Ian
Answered 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.

• Manutencao_Secundario
Answered 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
• ashwin_d
Answered on May 19, 2017 at 09:55 AM

Hello Manutencao_Secundario,