How to set form calculation widget as read only?

  • Profile Image
    Asked on July 03, 2018 at 05:08 PM

    Hey guys,

    I just discovered the field set up by the Form calculation widget is not read only.  I'm pretty sure in the past it has been a read only field.  There's no option in properties to make it read only.

    This is worrying me, do I have to go through all my forms and change the fields to a number field which I can make read only?

    Jill Kelly

  • Profile Image
    Answered on July 03, 2018 at 05:20 PM

    The read only option is listed under "Options". Please check my screencast below.


    Let us know if you have any questions or if you need further assistance. 

  • Profile Image
    Answered on July 03, 2018 at 05:57 PM

    Thanks for the quick response.  But my first response was "you're kidding me".  So at some point in time the default option for the calculation field went from read only to not read only. Was that my doing? I can't see how. Can you tell me when that happened so I know which forms I have to edit?

    Plus the option field is not very obvious.  I've used that field before to look at the maths options and I'm sure the other options were not there.  This is what makes jotform frustrating when things are changed and we're not aware of it.  I understand the need to improve but some indication in an obvious place saying defaults or conditions have changed would be helpful.

    Thank you

  • Profile Image
    Answered on July 03, 2018 at 06:51 PM

    I checked your revision history and found some widget modification. It's possible that the read only was no longer by default set as enabled and when you made some modification or widget was removed, after adding it back the read only option was no longer selected.

    1530656488The Easiest Online Form Builde

    Not sure about the changes in the read only option. You might be correct that the option was enabled before and now is no longer set as enabled and we apologize for that inconvenience.

    If this was changed, then probably most of your forms that was modified that has form calculation was changed as well.