Create a rating form for a contest

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    Asked on October 31, 2020 at 12:17 PM

    Hi, we are planning a contest where our members sent in a presentation with some photos. These presentations will be presented on our website.

    All the other members of the association can rate 3 presentations with 1 to 3 (or 5) but unique numbers (so no one time 3 en the rest all 1...). There will be about 10-15 presentations sent in (I expect) and probably 30-40 people will do a rating. Members may do 1 rating (of three presentations).

    I tried to find out how to build this with Jotform, but didn't find a quick solution.

    Is there way to build this?

    We have to do this this due to COVID19. Normaly we do this once per year life.



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    Answered on October 31, 2020 at 04:10 PM

    Hello Ben,

    My apologies for the confusion.

    Can we ask for more details regarding your requirements? I assumed that you are referring to this form, 203045198787970, correct? I can see that you are using the Scale Rating field.

    To my understanding, a user can rate 3 presentations with a ranking using a unique number? Can you provide us with an example as well?

    Thank you. Looking forward to your response.

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    Answered on November 01, 2020 at 01:19 AM

    Hi, i did not make anything. The form in your answer, i just downloaded it to see if it could help. An example:

    10 members did sent in a presentation that is presented on a website. All members will rate those presentations and rate each the best 3 presentations with 1, 2, 3. So each member only ca rate a maximum of 3 presentations. To make the contest honnest I would like to prevent for double ratings and that people only give point to one presentations. So everybody should rate 1, 2, 3 but only once.

    As a result i will have a list of presentation with their scores, some might have 20 times a 3 and some may not ha e a score at all. The presentation with the most point wins.

    hope this makes it more clear,



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    Answered on November 01, 2020 at 07:59 AM

    I have a workaround in mind that may help you with your requirements. However, I have not tested it yet. Please allow me some time and I'll get back to you on this ticket as soon as possible.

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    Answered on November 04, 2020 at 09:46 AM

    I'm still finalizing the form with the workaround that is based on your requirements. But please allow me to give you an update. Here's the link to the form I created:

    Here's a sample submission:

    I have used the Visual Multi Select widget where respondents will select their top 3. I have injected custom CSS codes into the widget to prevent respondents from selecting more than 3 presentations.


    The last 2 numbers on each selected Presentation will then be put into a Number field using a condition.


    But it will then be separated equally into 3 Substring widget.


    Then, using conditions, the value of each Substring widget is then passed into separate Single Choice fields where each Single Choice field have different calculation values set to its options.


    Lastly, using conditions again, the calculation values are passed to the respective Presentation fields.


    The sample submission above means that a respondent selected Presentation #04 as his/her first choice and that gave that presentation, 3 points. Presentation #06 got 2 points. And Presentation #02 got 1 point.

    Here's the result on the Jotform Tables.


    Please test the form on your end and let us know if that could work for you or if I have missed anything.

    Feel free to ask us questions and please create a cloned version of the form so you can inspect it better.

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    Answered on November 04, 2020 at 09:49 AM

    Apologies for any inconvenience. I forgot to include the guide on how you can create a cloned version of the form I linked in my reply above on your account.

    Here's the guide: How-to-Clone-an-Existing-Form-from-a-URL

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    Answered on November 05, 2020 at 05:00 AM

    Hi, Tnx a lot.

    sorry i didnt respond earlier. I will check if it works for us, but it looks fine!

    I dont want to spend to much time on it and when it works works...good is good enough -;).

    Again tnx a lot, I will come to you soon!


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    Answered on December 22, 2020 at 10:05 AM


    I am implementing the form right and I am struggeling a bit.

    I needed to increase the number of presentations, so I an extra presentation in the selection field of the multi select widget, the I added presentation #11 with the logic as in the other presentations...

    But it didn't work.

    1: I see 11 in the Numberfield

    2: I see 11 in the Choice subs....

    3: I see 11 Choice single

    But I don't see it pop up in the new added presentation

    Pls help.

    Regards Ben

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    Answered on December 22, 2020 at 10:14 AM

    Hello Ben,

    Please allow me some time to work on the form.

    I will get back to you soon.


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    Answered on December 22, 2020 at 10:18 AM

    Hi Zahra_s,

    ik found it, i didnt fill in a calculaties field. It works now.



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    Answered on December 22, 2020 at 10:31 AM

    We're glad to know that you already managed to resolve it on your end.

    Let us know here in case you need further assistance.