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    How to make the calculation field read only?

    Asked by mwmsd on May 03, 2017 at 05:44 PM

    I'm not seeing that option for me. Has something changed?

    Is there another setting I'm missing?

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    Answered by Kiran on May 03, 2017 at 05:50 PM

    As I see the screenshot, I notice that you are trying to perform the calculation on a condition. So, the option is not available. On the other thread, the option is shown in the properties of the form calculation widget. The read-only option of the field is available from the field properties only. You may check the field properties to make the field read-only.

    Hope this information helps! 

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    Answered by jdallapola on May 04, 2017 at 09:11 AM

    Hello, I cannot find the read-only option in the "Dropdown Properties" of the item.

    In older versions, it used to be here:



    Has it moved to someplace else?

    Thanks!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on May 04, 2017 at 10:30 AM

    You can find the Hide field option in the Advanced section of the field properties. Please see the screenshot below:

    Hope this information helps! 

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    Answered by fredsandor on May 17, 2017 at 04:49 PM

    So there is no way to show the field but make it read only? I'm confused?

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    Answered by Kiran on May 17, 2017 at 05:09 PM

    Sorry for the confusion. Since you mentioned Dropdown properties, I thought you were referring to Dropdown field on your form. I believe that you are referring to your JotForm https://www.jotformpro.com/form/71226124312947 in your account. Generally, the read-only option can be enabled from the Advanced tab of the field properties. Could you let us know which field that you want to make read-only? 

    We will wait for your response. Thank you! 

     

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    Answered by fredsandor on May 17, 2017 at 05:44 PM
    Here's the LINK:

    https://form.jotform.us/71365309184155
    Field is Net Carbs:
    netCarbs21
    it's a calculated field based on Total Carbs - Fiber
    Thanks :) If you can't make it read only can we still show it but skip over
    it to the next field below it?
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    Answered by Kiran on May 17, 2017 at 06:31 PM

    I have cloned your JotForm to my account and see that the Net Carbs is a calculation field. So, it can be set as a read-only field from the calculation wizard options. Please see the screencast below to see how to set the field as read-only and test result.

    Hope this information helps! 

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    Answered by fredsandor on May 17, 2017 at 07:43 PM
    Thanks, you so much my dear friend for your screencast :) The problem has
    been solved thanks to your kindness! I sincerely appreciate you taking the
    time to educate me and hope that you have a wonderful day!
    Kindest regards,
    Fred
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