Grant Application form with budget table including calculations

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    Asked on November 10, 2021 at 11:44 AM

    I am working on a grant application form that has a section for them to input their expected amounts for various types of expenses. I have tried both the spreadsheet widget and the table and am struggling. I really liked the look of the table better but I can't get calculations to work in either. I found some previous posts that helped me with code for the labels on the rows of the widget but any assistance is appreciated. I would like the totals on the right and bottom to autocalculate as we have them in the current word format while allowing the user to enter the amounts in greyed columns. Ideally the total columns would also be read-only.


    Here is the table


    Here is the Widget


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    Answered on November 10, 2021 at 02:05 PM

    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us!

    You don't really need the Spreadsheet widget for that. Actually, you can perform all sorts of calculations on/in the Input Table using conditional logic and the calculation widget.

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    After reading the guides, if you still need further assistance, please let us know.

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    Answered on November 12, 2021 at 11:56 AM

    I just started using Jotforms this week and this is very unclear to me. Is there a realistic tutorial with math calculations to watch the process? The example video was for something entirely different. I tried it with the conditional logic and it would not work and the instructions for the calculation values on the Input Table Properties was unclear to me. Am I putting CIP funds requested, Cash Match, In-Kind Match then how does it total it? I apologize but I am pretty confused.

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    Answered on November 12, 2021 at 01:29 PM


    Thank you for following up.

    I have made a clone of your form, I moved the field up top just for convenience, the placement will not matter.

    You can clone my demo form to have a closer look at the conditions and field calculations. I have also made a screen recording attempting to show how to use the different fields of the table in the Calculation widget.


    This is not the whole table, but you can fill it in using the same steps. I do hope this is helpful.

    Please, do let me know if you have additional questions.

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    Answered on November 12, 2021 at 01:34 PM

    Thank you, I think I can work this out now.

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    Answered on November 12, 2021 at 01:44 PM
    Thank you , this is helpful
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