What is JotForm?
JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

At JotForm, we want to make sure that you’re getting the online form builder help that you need. Our friendly customer support team is available 24/7.

We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.


  • Profile Image

    How do i associate a number value with a text option as was done in the

    Asked by oranges on February 22, 2014 at 01:54 AM

    How do i associate a number value with a text option as was done in the example.

    It appears that the radio buttons and drop down option have a number associated with them although they are text.



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Perform Form Calculation Using a Widget

  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on February 22, 2014 at 02:00 AM

    The calculation function looks for an integer in the option text and uses that as the operand.

    For example, if the option text is "5 little birds", the form will parse the number 5 and use it in the calculation.

    Hope you find this answer useful. Cheers!