How can I generate a total cost using drop down menus?

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    Asked on April 04, 2013 at 09:17 PM

    Good afternoon,

    I've created a form using jotform and here is the link to how it works online at the moment. ("click here to place an order" link)

    What I would like to be able to do is, is have clients select the product they would like, and then as they go down the forms, they will continue to select options from other drop down menus. This would then create a total cost, which I would like displayed in a text box.

    I can see the general looking like this:
    Dropdown Menu 1: Option 2 + Dropdown Menu 2: Option 1 + Dropdown Menu 3 (option 6) = Total Cost (Text Box) is $187.00

    Is this something that can be done? I've spoken with emily over the last couple of days via email, and she told me to post on here, so hopefully you can help me out...

    (PS. I'm not very good with coding, so please bare with me on this one...)



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    Answered on April 04, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    We currently don't have dropdown menus on payment integrations

    However, we have  a workaround explained on this guide

    Please check that guide and if you need further assistance let us know

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    Answered on April 05, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Hi Jeanettebmz,

    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately that doesn't help me, not quite what I'm after. You see, in my form, there isn't a specific price for any one item, but rather just a total depending on the options they have selcted.

    For example:

    In the first drop down menu, the client has the option to select from 'Business Cards', 'Posters' or 'Flyers'. The next drop down menu asks for quantities such as '1000', '2000' or '3000'. The next drop down menu will then ask what stock such as '300gsm Gloss', '350gsm Gloss' or '400gsm Gloss'.

    If the client were to select Business Cards, 2000 on 350gsm Gloss, that's when I want the text box to say; ok the three options selected equals to an id cost of $180. If they changed the quantity then to 3000, then the cost would change again.

    So basically that text box is looking at the combo of options, like an id or tag:

    If dropdown 1 = option 4, dropdown 2 = option 1, dropdown 3 = option 2 then texbox = "180".

    Speaking with a rep via email, she said there might be a work around for this?

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    Answered on April 05, 2013 at 05:06 AM

    Hi ymedia,

    My colleague Jeanette is right, we don't have dropdown menus on payment integrations.

    If you can use checkbox as an option like this demo form. I used Purchase order in this form.



    1. Use Purchase order under Payment tools tab.

    2. Then a box will show up, click next.

    3. Choose sell products (as image shown below) then click next.

    4. Click add product, then enter product name and price. Then click Save Product.

    5. Then click the product name , then click add new option.

    6. Then choose add quantity property.

    7. To add Stock property.

    Then click finish, then click save product.

    I hope this helps. Thanks