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    Form Calculation -vs- Products through payment

    Asked by santacruzprophotos on January 16, 2015 at 11:50 AM


    I'm finding lots of limitations as I try to set up my products on my form. I'd like to have sub products, conditional products that show up when other products are chosen, discounts for multiple products.... basically lots of stuff that requires conditional logic. Am I right in thinking that it might be better to create this on the form using calculations and conditions and then transfer the total to a payment field? Or is there a way to go through the payment wizard, set up products, and then use conditional formatting to hide some of them?

    Not sure I was clear enough here, but any advice would be appreciated. I'm quite green still.




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    Answered by david on January 16, 2015 at 12:52 PM


    For the most amount of available customization, yes, you are correct.  Using a custom calculation field then passing that value to the payment field allows for much greater freedom to create sub products, custom charges and things of that sort.



    Conditions also do not play very well with the payment field.  So if you are trying to have multiple sections of products that are shown based on conditions, definitely better to set them up how you stated.

    If you have any issues with setup or any specific questions on how something works, let us know and we will be happy to help.

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    Answered by santacruzprophotos on January 16, 2015 at 01:02 PM

    Thanks, David, for your quick and helpful reply.

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    Answered by david on January 16, 2015 at 01:08 PM

    You are very welcome.  Just let us know if you need any help and we will see what we can do.