Form Calculation: Show persistently on all pages of a form

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    mmoarmory2
    Asked on March 04, 2018 at 05:01 PM

    I am using Jotform's single page form. I have a form calculation widget that calculates the price of a service that I am offering based on calculated values from each step of the form.


    However, my customers find it annoying that they can only see the price at the very last step of filling in the form. The would like to see the price (the form calculation value) while filling up the steps in the form.


    Is there a way to do this?

    Perhaps extract the form calculation value and embed it separately on a wordpress page? Any solutions? Is this a feature that can be requested?


    Thank you.

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    tina
    Answered on March 05, 2018 at 06:37 AM

    "Is there a way to do this?

    Perhaps extract the form calculation value and embed it separately on a WordPress page? Any solutions? Is this a feature that can be requested?"

    If I understood your concern correctly, You would like to embed 2 different forms:

    -> one is for the actual order form.

    -> the other one is for form calculation value which will show the recent cost for the step that the form user is in.

    Now, maybe it could be more convenient to use one or more intermediate total fields just like in this cloned for so the user will be able to see the intermediate cost before the last page of the form.

    https://www.jotform.com/80631811523954

    Is this solution helpful for you?

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    mmoarmory2
    Answered on March 05, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    Hi there Tina


    Thanks for your reply. I would rather have an intermediate total show up persistently. For example  a customer may want to see what effect certain selections on the form has on the price, and it is cumbersome to go back and through certain steps to find the last price or intermediate price

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    aubreybourke
    Answered on March 05, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    You can use a form calculation widget on each page to show the subtotal at each step. And then have the final total on the last page. 

    For example:

    1520270771subtotal.gif

    Working demo:

    https://form.jotform.com/80634481625963


    You can read more about the form calculation widget here:

    How-to-Perform-Form-Calculation-Using-a-Widget

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    mmoarmory2
    Answered on March 07, 2018 at 06:20 AM

    Thanks for the reply. I couldn't use a form calc on each page as I use single page form.


    Anyhow I managed to make a hidden form calc widget and just called upon the value used the {formfield} tag and that seems to solve my issue. thanks again