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    Is there a way to assigned a hidden point value to a check box selection that would be hidden?

    Asked by nicolealo on May 17, 2011 at 07:30 AM

    I'd like to assign a numeric value (points) to each selected check box.  It would be hidden to the person but totaled and visible when reported on the form that is sent to me.  Is there a way to do this?

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    Answered by NeilVicente on May 18, 2011 at 06:47 AM

    Hi,

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I understood, what you wanted to do is to have checkboxes with displayed labels but with hidden values and then have the total of those values displayed in the email alert.

    The first part is possible. You can do achieve this by using multiple checkboxes with single options, assign a numeric value into each checkbox and then hide it by injecting custom css

    .form-checkbox-item label {
        displaynone;
    }

    Submitting to this this example form

    I was able to receive this email:

     

    The second part in your post, however, may not be possible because Jotform does not have a built-in function to calculate total of values entered in fields, except for the grading and payment tools.

    But anyway, I hope this post was of any use to you. Let me know if you've got questions regarding the stuff I demonstrated.

    Neil
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    Answered by nicolealo on May 18, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    thanks Neil, not sure that this would work the way I have this set up.  would you look at my form then you might have some suggestions.  my for is http://form.jotform.com/form/11352102452 

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    Answered by NeilVicente on May 18, 2011 at 01:41 PM

    Hi,

    We can adapt my solution to fit your form, however, like I said in my previous post, it would be impossible to have those hidden numeric values be added up and the total displayed in the email.  There is just no way to do that with Jotform as of now. Thank you for understanding.


    Neil

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    Answered by nicole on May 19, 2011 at 07:15 PM

    Sorry to be a pest, but is there a step by step on how to do the above injecting custom css?  When I click on the link above it goes to a blank page ;-(

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    Answered by NeilVicente on May 20, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    Hi,

    I apologize for that. It appears that our user guide pages are having some problems.

    To inject custom css:

    1.  While editing the form, go to Setup & Embed tab
    2.  Click the Preferences button
    3.  In the Preferences window, go to Form Styles
    4.  Copy the codes in the textarea beside 'Inject Custom CSS'
    5.  Save your form

     

    Hope this helps.


    Neil