How to auto calculate volunteer hours?

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    Asked on May 25, 2017 at 11:03 AM

    Good morning!  I've recently been introduced to your product as a way for Volunteers with our agency (CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates) to submit the number of hours each is spending to make a difference in the lives of children.  The tool is great - and I can see that the ability to enter hours via a mobile phone will be incredibly convenient for many of our Volunteers.

    The question is:  As I see it, the jotform we've created currently does not support an auto calculation of all entries by a Volunteer.  For example:  

    If Volunteer A enters one hour of service on May 25, 2017; enters .5 hour of service on May 26, 20017; and then enters 2.25 hours of service on May 27, 2017 - each of these entries are singular and will have to be added together on the back end for a "Month total" of volunteer hours.


    Granted, we're currently experimenting with a free version so the calculation tool may be something that's available with a paid subscription.  I'd like to put this tool in place but if a subscription is what we need to gather some monthly totals, I will see what we can do to include the subscription in some grant requests.

    Great tool and I'm looking forward to seeing that our Volunteers find it easy to use too!  Thanks so much for your attention and assistance.

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    Answered on May 25, 2017 at 01:16 PM

    I have inspected your form and I saw that you are using Configurable list widget. Unfortunately it is not possible to perform calculation with Configurable list widget or any other dynamic widget.

    You can use Input Table (Matrix Field) field to perform calculation.  

    How to Perform Form Calculation in the Matrix Field?

    Other solution would be to use basic fields and then to perform calculation. 

    How to Perform Form Calculation Using a Widget

    Hope this will help. Let us know if you need further assistance.