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    Calculation field default result values not being recognized

    Asked by Deralict on February 24, 2015 at 04:03 PM

    On my form I have several calculation fields that calculate a value based on the values of other form controls. All form controls, including the calculation fields have been setup with a default value.

    The default values of the calculation fields are not being recognized when the form loads--each is just blank.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike on February 24, 2015 at 05:52 PM

    The 'default result' value is different from 'default value' on text boxes and other fields. It is usually used to add some fixed value for further operations.

    If you would like to populate the BMI calculation field with 25 value, you can:

    - Disable 'Wait for input before including the field in calculation' option.

    - Then, change the default (selected) height to 6’3”.

    The form will calculate the BMI when you load it.

    Please feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance.

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    Answered by Deralict on February 24, 2015 at 07:17 PM

    Great, that did it. Thanks.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on February 24, 2015 at 08:54 PM

    On behalf of my colleague, you're welcome.

    Feel free to contact us again should you have more questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by cafont on April 17, 2015 at 01:47 PM

    Hi, sorry for my poor english.

    i need to make a bmi form for a client.

    Can you help me, sharing your form?

    Thanks and have a nice day!!!



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BJoanna on April 17, 2015 at 02:55 PM

    I have moved your question to the separate thread http://www.jotform.com/answers/554519 


    and we will provide you an answer there shortly.