Add a calculation widget that isn't editable but displays the result to users.

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    Asked on November 11, 2021 at 12:09 AM

    I'm making a Scorecard and I'd like my users to be able to view the total scores right on the form, but I don't want it to be editable because it could lead to tampering with the original score.

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    Answered on November 11, 2021 at 02:28 AM

    Hello gdomorillo,

    Thank you for using Jotform!

    Yes, you can set the field as read-only. I cloned your form and I'll explain on it. Please follow these steps:

    • Optionally, click the properties of the field and unhide it on the Advanced tab. (If you wouldn't like the users to see the field named Total Score.)
    • After that, click the wand button named Widget Settings.
    • Click the three dots button.
    • Open the Options tab.
    • Check the box named "Result field is only-read".
    • Back and save.


    Now, your responders cannot edit the field named Total Score and can only see.

    Please feel free to contact us if you have any question(s).

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    Answered on November 11, 2021 at 02:44 AM

    Hi Monte,

    Awesome! Thanks for the support!

    However, I still have one problem. In my form, I would insert three scores in the three parameters under Customer Handling, which is to be exact the division of points.

    The Customer Handling parameter accounts for 10% of the total. I would have like to break this down into three sub-parameters. Is it possible to enter 10/3 in the calculation field instead of a decimal number?

    Current configuration:

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    Desired Configuration:

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    Hope there's a possible solution on this one as well. Thanks :)

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    Answered on November 11, 2021 at 05:10 AM

    Hello again gdmorillo,

    A notation as you state is not possible, unfortunately. But I'll suggest an alternative method. Please follow these steps:

    • Because the total score of the matrix is 10 points, assign 10 points to each "yes" question like this


    • After that the settings of Form Calculation Widget.
    • Add each Proper handling value (Proper handling / 3) to sum like this:


    Thanks to this method, you can equal all rows, but yet it'll be calculated 6.67 if you have 2 yes and 1 no because of math rules and because that your decimal preference is 2.

    Please reach to us if you need any assistance.

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    Answered on November 11, 2021 at 07:11 PM

    Hi Monte,

    I tried your technique, and it worked for the section I'm working on. When I try to score in the "Problem Solving" part, however, the Total Score disappears.

    Current Configuration:


    Actual Result:

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    I'm hoping it can still be worked out.

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    Answered on November 11, 2021 at 09:05 PM

    Hi there,

    It seems that there is an error on your Form Calculation as it lacks a Mathematical symbol for this field value:


    Please make the change and let us know if the issue still persists.

    Awaiting your response.


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    Answered on November 11, 2021 at 11:06 PM

    Hi Kenneth,

    Great! All seems working fine now!