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    How do I associate checkboxes with numerical values and show total at the end of the form?

    Asked by fieryfoods on April 02, 2015 at 03:56 PM


    I'm building a form and need some help. I've tried a few things and also looked around your forum and don't yet see a solution to my problem...

    I need to associate text checkboxes with predefined numerical values. I then need a field at the end of the form that will show the a total amount. Finally, I need to integrate that total to a payment gateway (Transax) in which the user would pay that total amount.

    Here are the details broken down:

    1. For each product a user enters, they can choose multiple categories. Each category needs to be associated with a numerical value ($80).

    2. At the end of a product submission, a field needs to show the total amount in dollars based on how many categories chosen. (i.e. User inputs product A and chooses 2 categories: Barbecue Sauce > All-Natural Hot & Flat Art > Product Label. This would total $160.)

    Here is my form: https://secure.jotform.us/fieryfoods/2016scovieawards


    Click on "Add Products" to view where I want the above to appear.

    Can you help me?




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    Answered by david on April 02, 2015 at 06:07 PM


    This can be accomplished by using a calculation widget and associated your checkboxes with calculation values:


    This would make each selection a value of 80.  Then you forward the field to your calculation widget:

    Here is the quick test form I made to show you how it works:


    If you have any further questions, let us know and we will be happy to help.

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    Answered by fieryfoods on April 02, 2015 at 06:56 PM

    Excellent that helped thank you!

    My next question is how do I make it so that there is a condition in which choosing 4 categories results in the same calculation as choosing 3 (in other words buy 3 get 4)?


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by ashwin_d on April 03, 2015 at 03:01 AM

    Hello fieryfoods,

    I am not sure if I have understood your question correctly.

    I would suggest you to please explain your question a bit more in detail and we will surely help you. As we cannot answer multiple questions in one thread and this seems to be a new question. Please click on the following URL to create a new thread and post your question:  http://www.jotform.com/answers/answer.php?

    Thank you!