# How can I assign two values to an option in a multiple choice?

Asked on September 11, 2017 at 05:10 AM

I have a multiple choice option but I would like to assign it two values? Is that possible? Thank you

• ashwin_d
Answered on September 11, 2017 at 06:18 AM

I am not sure if I have understood your requirement correctly. How can you assign two different value for one option of multiple choice question and what is the need of it?

Do you mean to say that you want to display one value but use different value in calculation? If that is your requirement, yest it is possible to achieve your requirement. You can assign a calculation value for each option of your multiple choice question. You may like to take a look at the following guide which should help you:  https://www.jotform.com/help/301-How-to-Assign-Calculation-Value

Hope this helps. Do get back to us if you meant to ask something else.

Answered on September 11, 2017 at 05:43 PM
Hi,

You almost got it. I want to be able to use the displayed valued in one calculation and the assigned value in another.

Thank you

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• Welvin
Answered on September 11, 2017 at 06:54 PM

Unfortunately, it's not possible. A workaround would be to pass a value to another field by conditional logic. You can set it up that when an option in the multiple choice is selected, it populates values to two other fields. You can use the Short Text Entry field.

Answered on September 11, 2017 at 08:43 PM
I would like to use the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc listed in another calculation. I am already using the defined valued. Now I need to use the numeric values on the labels. I am open to a workaround or a formula that I would guarantee when divided or multiplied it will give me 1, 2, 34, etc. Thank you

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• liyam
Answered on September 11, 2017 at 09:17 PM

Hello,

So far Welvin has provided a logical solution based on the analogy from your example. But it seems that it is not clear as of yet what you wish to happen. I think a better approach here is that if you can provide us explicit details on which parts of the form you are referring to and the exact matters that you need to achieve, this way, we are able to see if the goals you wish to happen is feasible on the form.

We look forward to your update.

Thanks.

Answered on September 11, 2017 at 10:43 PM
Hi

I truly apologize for the confusion. The form has radio buttons numbered 1 – 10. Those same radio buttons have an assigned value that increments by 25.

I need to use the radio button values of 1 – 10.

In this case the 1 – 10 represents the quantify of items being purchased. The incremental increase is the cost of the item. I need two text boxes one that reminds the client how many items they purchased 1 – 10 and another text box that tells them the cost (this text box is already functioning properly.)

For you to see the text boxes…
1. Page 1 - Click on “Next” bottom
2. Page 2 –
a. Click on Platinum
b. Click on Next
3. Scroll to “Would you like to add additional screens to your…”
a. Click “Yes”
c. You will notice that the “Total Cost of Platinum Package” increases. That’s the first calculation
d. What I would like to do is have an error message appear when the number in the “Platinum Package & Add On Calculation” is greater than the number of screens purchased.

I hope I have better explained. Thank you

https://form.jotform.co/72537529879879

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• ashwin_d
Answered on September 11, 2017 at 11:49 PM

I have cloned your form and will work on your requirement but will take a bit of time. I will get back to you on this soon.