- yfridgantAsked on March 22, 2014 at 01:26 AM
Hi , what field type or widget would you suggest for the following use. I need a user to allocate a proportion of their time amongst 3 or 4 options. For example, what % of your leisure time would you allocate to x,y, z? I need the respondet to be able to enter reading, fishing etc as they like and a percentage against each. it can be visual (like a slider) or numerical ? I saw one recently I thought would work but can no longer find it?
- JotForm SupportNeilVicenteAnswered on March 22, 2014 at 02:05 PM
I think the Grading widget might be what you're looking for:
This will allow you to ask your users to allocate a percentage (from 100) to options that you specify.
Please try it out and let us know if you have other questions or concerns.
- yfridgantAnswered on March 23, 2014 at 07:23 PM
Yes! thats the one I was loking at !
I really need the reposndent to be able to type their own categoires in place of A, B,C (eg reading, cooking etc) and then be able to give it a grade out of 100? Or should I be using a different field/widget? Tnanks
- JotForm SupportjonathanAnswered on March 23, 2014 at 08:22 PM
I think you can use the Calculation widget in this case.
Here is my sample form http://form.jotform.me/form/40817833231451?
Hope this help. Inform us if this is not a viable solution for you.
- strategicdifferencesAnswered on March 23, 2014 at 08:56 PM
Thanks - I considered that one , but can I put any validation on the calculation widget ? the grading widget allows you to put a maximum - so they cant go over 100 for example.
- JotForm SupportjonathanAnswered on March 23, 2014 at 09:27 PM
Unfortunatelly, there is a known glitch in the calculation field, that it does not have validation when used in the Condition.
I reported a similar case here http://www.jotform.com/answers/351152
Because of the no validation, you could not use numerical logic like maximum, greater than, min, etc..
This is the reason I setup the condition in my sample form http://form.jotform.me/form/40817833231451 in such way.
As it was the only way I could force the form user to maxed the rating total to 100 only. =)
- strategicdifferencesAnswered on March 23, 2014 at 09:55 PM
thanks - I see you put it as a featrue request, but just putting the instruction in text is not really validation is it? thanks for trying though
- JotForm SupportjonathanAnswered on March 23, 2014 at 10:02 PM
I am sorry if I had it confusing. I was not referring to the instructions text on this form http://form.jotform.me/form/40817833231451 as the validation.
In the ticket I submitted on the other thread, I sprecified the calculation field instead as the one that needs validation.
Hope this clarifies the matter.