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    Can I calculate the 'Total' from Scale Ratings?

    Asked by hamboneZA on April 05, 2013 at 03:46 AM

    Hi Guys, 

    What a fantastic application you have here! Awesome! I have a quick question, consider the senario: I have 10 fields that use a scale rating from 1 to 5. Can I calculate the sum of these ratings on the form itself as a read-only field?


    Thanks very much!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on April 05, 2013 at 05:26 AM


    Thanks for your great feedback, we appreciate it!

    That's not possible with the form builder however that can be achieved using your form source code and add extra scripts that calculates all the scale rating totals. Let us know the form URL in question so we can provide you the script you need for your form.

    I would suggest to add a total text box with your form as well so we can populate there the entire total of the scale rating fields. You can also make it readonly, just right click the text box field, select "Show Properties" then set Yes on Readonly. Here's how:

    We'll wait your reply. Thank you!

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    Answered by topgrade on July 28, 2015 at 03:03 AM


    I would like to do the same. Could you please provide PM/Email me so I can provide the URL of my form.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on July 28, 2015 at 09:59 AM

    Hi topgrade,


    I have moved your concern to a separate thread so we can better assist you. I have set the new thread to Private so only you and our support team can see the post on the thread. You can check it here. We will respond to it as soon as possible.