I need help figuring out how to use the calculation value/conditions features

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    ResidentLifeYC
    Asked on January 03, 2018 at 12:08 PM

    Help please. I would love it if someone could call me and talk on the phone about this issue. Is that possible?

    I want to assign dollar values to each of the options in the drop down that is displayed on the screenshot....

    My question...where do these calculation values show up when the form is submitted? 

    Also...does this have anything to do with the conditions settings?

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    Jan
    Answered on January 03, 2018 at 01:12 PM

    The calculation values function allows you to assign a specific value for each option in the dropdown field or single choice field.

    You can use the calculation values for the Form Calculation widget and Update/Calculate Field condition. For more information, please check this guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/301-How-to-Assign-Calculation-Value.

    The idea is that when the user selected "Walls", then a value "$25.00" will be passed to the assigned field (condition or form calculation widget). It means that you can just use the dropdown field value as the condition so that it will be dynamic. Here's a screenshot of how to condition should look like:

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    I also recommend you to use the "Short Text Entry" field instead of a "Number" field. In this way, you can easily pass a "$" currency in the field.

    Here's the result:

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    You may also use the Form Calculation widget. Here's a guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/259-How-to-Perform-Form-Calculation-Using-a-Widget.

    Hope that helps. If you have any questions, let us know. Thank you.