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    Single Option Field: Ability to get its calculation value using the field's name.

    Asked by gzarin on June 09, 2017 at 01:07 PM

    This is more of a question regarding feature rather than an issue.

    I am using a dropdown that has multiple options with associated surveying values on each option to perform a unique form calculation.

    When I put that dropdown field variable in the subject line of an email or autoresponder, it pulls the Option value not the Surveying value (which is desired). When I try to display that Option value in the form, however, it displays the Surveying value. I only want to use the Surveying value for a single specific purpose, but want to display the Option value in various other fields.


    For example:

    TPAs ---- Field Value = {tpa}

    Option 1 = PIA, Surveying 1 = 1000 

    Option 2 = BIE, Surveying 2 = 2000 



    In an email autoresponder subject line, {tpa} returns PIA, BIE, etc

    In a short text form field, {tpa} returns 1000, 2000, etc..


    My question is -- can I force the calculation to use the Option rather than the Surveying value, or vice versa? I would like to use each for different purposes...


    Hope that makes sense

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    Answered by Kevin_G on June 09, 2017 at 02:41 PM

    Unfortunately, it is not possible  to get the calculation value from a drop down using its field's name, I mean, the field's name will only return the displayed option; however, you could get the calculation value copying the selected option value to a text box field or even using a Form Calculation widget. 

    Here is an example using the Form Calculation widget: https://form.jotformpro.com/71347601941959 

    Feel free to clone it

    I'm also opening a feature request so this may be implemented in the future, although we cannot provide an ETA, we  will let you know as soon as we get any update about it.