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    How can I build a printing quote form

    Asked by teeanto on October 28, 2014 at 07:30 AM

    Hello support, I am interested in building the above named quote form & from what I have read up, it appears I need to use your "drop down" tool + calculation wizard?


    The question I have is let's say for example I have the drop down topic as "finish type" with options a) gloss, b) matt & so forth, how can I also assign numeric values or money to the options so that the price/calculation wizard value changes depending on the selection? I would need to do this to all my entries i.e each option set could have anywhere from 2 to 15 different options all with different monetary values although the calculations themselves will be quite simple mainly add all selections.


    Thank you

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    Answered by Ben on October 28, 2014 at 09:31 AM


    To add the values for calculation you should go into the properties of the widget/field and add them there.

    In case of a dropdown, there is one thing to consider. You will have the dropdown empty at the start allowing the person filling out the jotform to decide from the values, this means that you should then first add 0 in the calculation values (I have shown this in the screenshot) then values for each option.

    First, lets right click on the dropdown and select Show Properties option.

    After clicking on that we should see a new window shown to us and what we are interested in is the Calculation Values section.

    As you can see under Options there are only 3 listed, but under calculation values we have added 0 then 3 others as well. This is to be used is blank value is selected, or no other option is.

    I hope this helps you in your quest :)

    In case you want to inspect this in more detail you can do so by taking a look here: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/43004072854953

    You can also clone the jotform by following these steps: How to Clone an Existing Form from a URL

    Do let us know if you have any further question.

    Best Regards,

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    Answered by teeanto on October 28, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Ben you are a champion many thanks pal.

    Haven't had a chance to try it out yet but it seems very comprehensive so I am sure it will work. Will post the end result once complete, thanks again.

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    Answered by Ben on October 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM


    Thank you :)

    Do let us know once you try it if you have any questions and we will be glad to help.

    Best Regards,