# Feature Request: Compare numeric fields in conditions to show result

**Nolasol**Hello,

I'd like to set up a condition for update a field (named as FINAL RESULT) value on form as below:

**FORM CALCULATION1**(this calculation works correctly and I see the result)**FORM CALCULATION2**(this calculation works correctly and I see the result)**then****FINAL RESULT**(a textbox) =>*value of this field would be updated by a condition:*IF

**FORM CALCULATION1 = FORM CALCULATION2**THEN**FINAL RESULT**=*"ALPHA"*IF

**FORM CALCULATION1 <> FORM CALCULATION2**THEN**FINAL RESULT**=*"BETA"*when both FORM CALCULATION1 and FORM CALCULATION2

**would be a text string also**(not only a number).In the JotForm's window of condition, I can set up it until

IF FORM CALCULATION1 IS EQUAL TO ...

and then a text field appears and I can't insert an other field's name here...*(Because I can't predict, what is the actual value of FORM CALCULATION2 when user fills the form, I also can't prefill any value for condition...)*Can you give me any trick to do it? :-)

Thanks

Noemi

**KadeJM**I see you are trying to have a field calculation updated on your jotform as a final result of two other calculations it looks like.

I would first recommend reviewing this guide here http://www.jotform.com/help/268-How-to-Insert-Text-or-Mathematical-Calculation-into-a-field-using-a-Condition. This will allow you to grab two other calculations from the first two inputs and then you could send them to your final field as a result.

If you need more help though please provide us with a link to the jotform you are working on?

**Nolasol**Hello KadeJM,

sorry for my latish answer but I had to solve other troubles in JotForm :-)

I visited your guide but - I don't understand why - it's not working for me :-)

The situation is I can't compare two fields in the line of condition.

Following your example in picture, if I set up a field after "IF" expression, then I get options as dropdown list to select a relationship (equal to, contains, greater than etc.), but the other field is only an empty text field, instead of a list of fields.

Let's see in your picture:In my own window an empty texbox appears where a "product 1" field appears in your picture.

There I can't select any other field and if I would write manually "product 1" or "{product 1}" or any other syntax, it doesn't work.My own form contains fields with calculated numeric values. Then I need to compare two fields of them and depends on result (<, >, =) I would update a value of a field conditionally with text.

For example:If PRODUCT1 greater than PRODUCTS2 then update value of PRODUCT_DATA field to "GREATER".

Now I can't do it, because I can't compare PRODUCT1 to PRODUCT2...

I'm only able to compare PRODUCT1 to a manually written value, but it's not a solution for me.Can you help me? :-)

Thanks

Noemi

- JotForm Support
**Charlie**Hi Noemi,

Unfortunately, I believe this is not a function available in our form builder right now. But I can submit a feature request to our developers and technical team so that they can take a closer look and see if it can be implemented. Please do take note that I can't give an exact date to when this will be updated.

For a workaround, we can do a manual input of that function if you will be embedding your form in a website, we can use the form's full source code and manually input a function to compare, here's a javascript code that might work:

var fistInput = document.getElementById("first").value;

var secondInput = document.getElementById("second").value;

if(firstInput === secondInput)

{ They are the same }

else if(firstInput > secondInput)

{ First is greater }

else

{ Second is greater }

I hope this helps. Let us know if you need further assistance on this.

Thank you.

**Nolasol**Hi Charlie,

thanks for your suggestion and example.

I made a "THIRD_FIELD" and its value is = 'PRODUCT1 - PRODUCT2'

Then this field will be negative, positive or zero.

In our condition I tried to make a comparison to this one field"If THIRD_FIELD is greater than 0 then ..." but if I set up "THIRD_FIELD" in the first dropdown of condition, I don't get option 'is greater than' but only 'contains, does not contain, equal etc. :-)

It was the second stop of my work :-)Now I found a solution,

"If THIRD_FIELD contains "-" then ..."

"If THIRD_FIELD starts with 0 then ..."

and finally

"If THIRD FIELD does not contain "-" AND does not start with 0 then ..."It's little bit more complicated workaround than a simple comparison in a conditional calculation window :-) , but it is working now :-)

Because of - at this moment - I'm not an expert of PHP programming (I'd like to learn it later), I try to avoid injecting any code into my form :-)

Thanks for your help

and I'm waiting for your news about implementing this so 'standard' function (as KadeJM's previous screenshot shows JotForm could do it also!)...

Friendly

Noemi

- JotForm Support
**Charlie**Hi Noemi,

Thanks for updating us. Yes, the condition does allow us to set this kind of rules, although this time it's missing a function to where we can compare directly two different input fields or to others.

I'm glad you found a more suitable workaround without editing the full source code. It's nice that we can learn a lot of things specially from workarounds, there's always room to add new skills and knowledge :)

Regarding the added function, I've already escalated this to our developers and opened up a feature request ticket. We will receive a notification from them when there is an update.

Thank you.