Form Calculation Widget: Field name not entirely visible

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    DanBlum
    Asked on February 13, 2018 at 11:25 AM

    The forms I maintain handle enrollments for a camp.  Within a form, it's presented to the user week by week.   There are a number (11 to be exact) of fields whose name is of the form:

    Week 1 June 11 -15 - Member

    Week 1 June 11 -15 - Guest

    Week 1 June 11 -15 -Golf Club Rental

    for each week there is a calculated total for these 3 items:

    Week 1 June 11 - 15 Fee Total


    When I enter the field names into the calculation for Week 1 June 11 - 15 Fee Total, the width of the field name shown  in the formula is so short,it create does not  visibly distinguish between the 3 fields in the formula. That makes creating the formula very very error prone.  I must resort to deleting the formula and reentering it if I suspect I've gotten the wrong one. That risks making more errors.  If I redesign the naming of the Week 1 June 11 -15 field to  put Member or Guest first, then I'm prone to erroneously picking the wrong week!  All of these errors are not hypothetical.  I just fixed another one today.

    Could you make it that if I hover over a field name in the formula, it pops up the entire field name?


    OR...am missing something that's already there to solve this problem ?


    https://form.jotform.com/80375976276976



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    Adrian
    Answered on February 13, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    I understand your concern. If the field name is long and if they start with the same words, you cannot see which field you have selected in the Form Calculation Widget.

    I will make a request so that the full field name is shown on hover.

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    Let me know if I misunderstood your request.

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    DanBlum
    Answered on February 13, 2018 at 04:35 PM

    YES!!!  Thanks  Can you let me know if and when it's implemented?!



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    Kevin_G
    Answered on February 13, 2018 at 06:11 PM

    Unfortunately, we cannot ensure if this will be implemented or provide an ETA, it may depend on the number of users requesting the same feature, if we receive a considerable amount of request for this feature, it will be surely developed. 

    Thanks. 

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    DanBlum
    Answered on February 22, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    I want to make an additional plea that this request be implemented.  I  have just now spent significant time debugging a form that is in production. It involved the wrong amount being charged to a customer.  The root cause of the problem is YOU GUYS.   I could not see that a calculation field was using the wrong field.   Desk checking does no good because there is not enough of the multiple  field name showing on the calculation wizard's screen (as described above).   Please boost the priority of this request.   It's no longer a "nice to have" item.  It's a BUG in Jotform.

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    Kevin_G
    Answered on February 22, 2018 at 11:21 AM

    I will pass your comments over to our second level, although we cannot provide an ETA, we will keep you updated via this thread.