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    Calculation based on dropdown selections

    Asked by OnePayroll on March 18, 2014 at 01:25 PM


    Is it possible to give a numeric value to a text-based dropdown selection and calculate with that?

    For instance:

    Select your favorite pet: Cat (=1), Dog(=3), Horse (=5)

    Select your gender: Male (=1), Female (=2)


    So a female that likes dogs will get a score 3x2 =6


    is it possible to setup something like this?


    Kind regards


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on March 18, 2014 at 03:48 PM

    I have just answered a similar question here. Unfortunately, this is not currently possible, but we are looking into it and hope to implement some solution. I have attached a feature request ticket to this thread, so that your request will be noted as well.

    If you can use Radio Buttons instead of Drop Downs, please see a workaround provided by Nicholas in this thread.

    We will keep you updated.

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    Answered by john.roscoe on March 28, 2014 at 09:34 PM

    There is a trap with this -

    For radio buttons and text boxes the calculation values can be entered in the same way as the Options list, however for Drop down boxes, there is always a default blank line. So you need to offset the Values to match by making the first value '0'. You cant just leave a blank line because it will be deleted when you save.

    Here is a screenshot to demonstrate, using the same values as above for both a dropdown box and a check box. Note the value in the dropdown for the 21" monitor is actually showing the value for product 3 because I didnt insert a 0 for the first value. The checkbox version is correct.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on March 28, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    Thanks for reporting this to us. I checked it and I'm able to replicate the same. We can create a report ticket, but we'd request to please post this on a new thread. You can use this link: Contact JotForm Support . 


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    Answered by Garry   on November 13, 2014 at 04:22 AM

    Can the calculations property be added to the Configurable List widget? That would be very handy.



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    Answered by Safefood360 on August 12, 2015 at 02:37 PM

    The dropdown box offset issue that john.roscoe reported is still present and had caught us too. Thanks john.roscoe for sharing this. Its a pity after almost a year and half that Jotform have not fixed this bug.