I seem to be unable to calculate a total from other numerical fields on my form.

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    Asked on February 23, 2014 at 02:53 PM

    I have created a conference registration form that associates different dollar amounts to one or more registrants depending on whether or not they are single, coming as a couple, are members, etc.


    I have a text box for each category and the text box has a default amount.


    But when I try to add up the text boxes with the default amounts I get nothing.

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    Answered on February 23, 2014 at 04:38 PM

    It appears this may be due to the data being default values. The Calculation would work if the fields did not have values initially. I would suggest to use a purchase order payment tool so that would get the total value through there.


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    Answered on February 24, 2014 at 04:06 PM

    Nope, purchase order payment tool will not work.  Why wont JotForm add up default values?  For that matter, why can't the Calculation Wizard tool set the "default' value?


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    Answered on February 24, 2014 at 04:49 PM


    Thank you for the feedback.

    I notice you are populating your default value with the calculation wizard.

    I took a copy of your form and examined it, and you might be on to something - but I was not able to figure out what you were trying to work out - looks like you're working towards completing the form. 

    In any case:

    Default values can be calculated, you just need to uncheck the feature shown below:

    Default values, not from the calculation wizard as shown below.

    Here's a demo form: http://jotformpro.com/form/40545114144949 - Just fill out the number of people.

    Does this help? Let us know.