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    Ability to get drop down text option and calculation value separately

    Asked by iondjp on April 25, 2017 at 06:27 PM

    I have read several postings regarding DropDown selections and calculation values. I want to be able to use the calculation values to tally a score, but I also want to be able to retain the Text string from a dropdown choice so I can display it.

    Eg.;

    DropDown1 Options

    Single Storey Building = 0
    2 Storey Building = 2
    Multiple Storey Building = 5

    My Thank You page would then display a text string with a calculation such as; "Your Multiple Storey Building will be 5 times more expensive"

    I can understand how this can be done by creating hidden fields and using conditions, but I want to know if it is possible to simple call the dropdown state and the dropdown calculation value. This could alleviate the need to create a lot of additional fields and conditions.

    I envision something like this inside a textfield on the Thank You page:

    <p>Your {DropDown1_state} will be {DropDown1_value} times more expensive.</p>

    Possible?

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    Answered by Kevin_G on April 25, 2017 at 06:38 PM

    I have tested on my end and there does not seem to be a way to achieve this, you will need to use a second field where you will capture the fields value and then use both fields to show the text as well as the value. 

    I will forward this thread to our second level as feature request, although we cannot provide an ETA or ensure it will be implemented, we will let you know as soon as we get any update about it.