Having trouble calculating a form with 45 rows

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    Asked on April 03, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    I'm having trouble calculating two columns of a 45 row matrix. I'm getting really bizarre numbers.

    https://www.jotform.com/help/343-How-to-Perform-Form-Calculation-in-the-Matrix-Field has been helpful, but only for the first 10 rows.

    I need the Group SUBTOTAL field on this form to total up all entries in columns 4 and 5 while ignoring any that are left blank.

    Thank you!

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    Answered on April 03, 2018 at 02:19 PM

    Upon checking the form you shared with us from a clone version I see that you have already used a Spreadsheet widget to represent the Group Member Info table in your form.

    However, I still tried to check if I can reproduce the issue you described but I was not able to.

    I removed the Spreadsheet widget from the clone version of your form and replaced it with an Input Table field. Then, I also replaced the Group Subtotal (number field) with a Form Calculation widget.

    Here's the form — https://www.jotform.com/80925555582970

    And here's a screenshot of the result after I have placed the value "1" on every field under the 4th and 5th columns only.


    When you add the field to the widget, make sure to only check the checkboxes under the 4th and 5th columns.


    Then, add the plus sign (+) after every field added except for the last one.


    Also, make sure that the fields in the Form Calculation widget and the plus sign are added as numbers (0-9) and not string (A-Z). Then, save the changes.

    Feel free to clone the form above so you can easily inspect it — How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL

    I hope this helps. If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.