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    How to tally and display poll results?

    Asked by fashiongirl on August 22, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    We have a poll running where users can check multiple values in a checkbox field.  Is there any creative way you can suggest for me to tally the results?  For example, the results now are showing all the user-selected values in one field (Black Blue Berry).  How can I total up all the choices? Thanks!

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    Answered by abajan on August 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    One way to do this would be to create a report for the form and place a link to that report in the thank you message of the form. I think it may even be possible to embed the report directly into the thank you message.

    I'll clone your form, work on a solution and be back with a demo sometime today (knock wood).

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    Answered by fashiongirl on August 22, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Oh thanks! Actually, I don't need to share the results with poll-takers.  I need to share the results internally, but there's no way to tabulate (from what I can tell) the data, esp when some of the answers are two words (e.g. "Dark Purple" and "Berry" both show up).  

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    Answered by abajan on August 22, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Actually, to my knowledge, the results can both be password protected and tabulated. I'll be back.

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    Answered by abajan on August 22, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    Hi again

    Here's a report (password: abc123) containing two types of charts that show the number of times each color was selected on this clone of your form. Make as many submissions as you wish and view how the numbers change in the report. Is this the sort of thing you were looking for?

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    Answered by johnsnowinc on June 12, 2014 at 04:06 PM

    Hi there, this is actually exactly the sort of thing

    I was looking for! I'm running a campaign where people are logging the number of pages read, toward a total pages read goal. I'd like to display, in live time, the cumulative number of pages read on the submission form.

    I was able to create a report of the pages read, but that doesn't add them up - yet your example has done that for multiple fields for fashiongirl! Can you please help me figure out how to do this for my 1 field of "Pages Read"?

    Thank you!

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    Answered by jonathan on June 12, 2014 at 04:32 PM


    Hi, I created a separate new thread for your question here http://www.jotform.com/answers/391083 

    Please use that for the updated response.