# How can I tally the actual options selected inside a dropdown menu rather than the assigned calculation values?

**tiendaveggie**I have several dropdown for different items for a catalogue

I could add the total of $ via Caculation Values, but I want to one for units (options). How is this done?

Thanks a lot!

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**Jim_R**This is doable but would require a bit of work.

1. You have to duplicate ALL of the dropdown fields that have

**CALCULATION VALUES**in it. Then, those duplicates should have no**CALCULATION VALUES**. In total you'll have a pair of each dropdown - one with and the other without**CALCULATION VALUES**.2. Setup separate

**CONDITIONS**for**each**dropdown where if the dropdown that has**no**calculation values**has**calculation values.3. You should hide the dropdowns that have

**CALCULATION VALUES**.4. Afterwards, add the total of all the duplicated dropdown fields without calculation values and it will tally the (units) options selected.

To put this in perspective, here's a stripped down copy of your form

**https://www.jotform.com/73626764443968**If you'll test my form, you only need to fill out the ones that says (

**no CALCULATION VALUES**). The corresponding pair that has**CALCULATION VALUES**were supposed to be hidden to begin with. I only used 3 pairs of dropdowns but that's the idea.**Related guide: How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL** **tiendaveggie**It worked, but... Is it always going to be this way? When is it planned to be more friendly?

I don't know how you did, but please check mine again.

I'm having a problem when puting a unit of "mix BERRIES". In Total Karinat should be saying 1/10 of what it says. Cannot find the problem, checked everywhere.

Thanks!

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**Jim_R****It worked, but... Is it always going to be this way? When is it planned to be more friendly?**It will always be handled this way for

**dropdowns**,**checkboxes**,**radio buttons**, and any field that has calculation values in it. As soon as you assign calculation values to a supported field, the system will fetch its value from there all the time. This was by design and the intended use case for calculation values in general.**I'm having a problem when puting a unit of "mix BERRIES". In Total Karinat should be saying 1/10 of what it says. Cannot find the problem, checked everywhere.**Can you explain this part further? I thought your goal was to include the number of units selected for each dropdown per section. But looking at your form, I only saw two fields that has the word BERRIES in it:

**🔘 mix BERRIES****🔘 mis 3 BERRIES**And these are being tallied in the

**Total KARINAT**calculation widget. However, there's no extra calculation widget for the total units (options) selected. No dropdowns were duplicated either for this section.Looks like you only applied my suggestion on the first section under

**TIENDA VEGGIE**. Please give it a try first and if you see any issues applying this workaround, let us know so we can have another look. - JotForm Support
**Richie_P**Unfortunately,as what my colleague have said, It will always be handled that way for dropdowns, checkboxes, radio buttons,and any field that has calculation values in it. As soon as you assign calculation values to a supported field, the system will fetch its value

from there all the time.You can use the payment integration for easy use and it totals the value automatically.

As I check your form ,Total $ TIENDA VEGGIE totals correctly also with total KARINAT.

For the mix berries having a value of 1200, a missing "+" did that error. Kindly add the addition sign after mix BERRIES.

Here is a sample screen cast.

Please let us know if you need further assistance.

**tiendaveggie**Thanks a lot Richie!

As for payment integration, the person will pay on cash, not by paypal. Do you think there's a better way than what i'm doing? I need to be able to change the price and to have everything working ok after that

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**Adrian**The solution recommended by my colleague Jim_R is a good way to do that even though it requires a bit of work.

You can also try using the

**UPDATE / CALCULATE FIELD**Conditional Logic or using the**Calculation Widget**, but it would require a big change in your form and it may be better to start from the beginning. **tiendaveggie**Adrian, I worked a lot on it but that's my first prototype.

So please tell me what whoud be the better way of organizing the form and how?

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**Jim_R**With your requirement of users paying with cash and custom calculation, my recommendation is the best way to go. Using the

**PURCHASE ORDER**field (a payment field meant to just collect orders) won't allow you the flexibility of applying the workaround I offered.Let me go back to your earlier reply:

**Really? Is there an easy way to change it? Suppose (and that happens a lot) i need to change the price of several products, can it be done automatically for the calculation values?****Calculation Values**have always been manually setup. Regardless of your end goal, when you use Calculation Values on any supported field, you will be required to make changes manually if you need to adjust the prices. Actually, the same applies if you use any of our payment fields. If there's a product that needs to be updated, you still have to update the prices manually so in the end, every action needs a bit of elbow grease.The tedious part of the process with your requirement is the duplication of the fields and the associated conditions needed to get it done. And sadly, I can't think of any other way to achieve your requirement of tallying both the calculation values and the options selected (at the same time).