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    How to validate total amount in a matrix question

    Asked by TOG on October 20, 2014 at 10:24 AM



    I want to validate total amount of 8 numeric boxes in a matrix question in my survey and ensure that total sum is 100. I don't want to allow respondents to move to the next page, if total sum is not 100. Is there any way to do this? I checked similar user questions in the support forum. I saw that form calculation widget might be helpful to calculate total of two or more number fields as separate questions. However, this is not what I need. I need to validate total sum of numeric boxes in one matrix question. Please see the screenshot. 


    Thanks for your help

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on October 20, 2014 at 11:18 AM


    Unfortunately, the matrix form/widget is not possible to be used in the "Ruling" part of the condition, it may only be used in the "Action" condition.


    As you mentioned, the condition you want to apply can be done by having separate text boxes/questions and applying a calculation rule there, but not in the matrix form.

    If you'll continue to use the separate boxes, we can assist you further on that.

    Let us know if you needed more help.

    Thank you.


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    Answered by drishtee_ on February 07, 2017 at 12:56 AM

    I have the same query. Please help.
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on February 07, 2017 at 02:07 AM


    Hi, to better assist you, I have opened a separate thread for your concern. Please refer to this one instead: https://www.jotform.com/answers/1058634.

    Thank you.