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    How to create a summary of information from different text boxes

    Asked by anna1989 on April 21, 2015 at 07:28 PM


    At the end of my for I have a text box called " Summary of notes"


    where I would like to collate all notes from the fields for examples


    ID:#input_544 {Painting Notes}

    ID:#input_329{Tile Notes}

    ID:#input_545 {Cabinet Notes}


    I have used the...... conditions wizard >Update a form field>Selected the field to repeat>Filled>Selected feild to repeat>Show advance Options>Add field equation as text by default>Output to field= "Summary of notes" which is ID:#input_564.


    Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be working, is there another way of summarizing or did I go wrong on my string of actions.

    This is relevant to the form "BASE FORM" http://form.jotform.co/form/43335938309865


    Thankyou for your assistance.


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Kiran on April 21, 2015 at 08:12 PM

    I understand that you want to put the notes from Roofing, Plumbing and Painting together in the Summary below. Since you have added different conditions for each option, the content shall be replaced when the next condition is satisfied. So, we add all the rules in one condition and add content as one result.

    Also, the option "Add field to equation as text by default" from Advanced option to be checked before you add the field.

    Hope this information helps! Let us know if you are referring to something different. We will be happy to help.



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    Answered by anna1989 on April 22, 2015 at 03:17 AM

    Hi bKiran

    Thanks that works well, is there a way or command to separate each responce to a separate line?

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    Answered by Carina on April 22, 2015 at 09:27 AM

    It seems that if you add a <br/> to the calculation, between the fields, it will create a paragraph:

    You can test and clone  the demo form: 


    Let us know if we can assist you further.   

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    Answered by anna1989 on April 23, 2015 at 08:02 PM

    Hi Support

    Unfortunately that didn't work, I just ended up with the <br/> inserted into my summary page. I did find however a comma or adding spaces does help, but would prefer each responce/field on a separate line  in the output area.


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    Answered by Jeanette on April 23, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Rather than cloning the form add it manually, also, rebuild the email notification once you are done with your calculation field.

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    Answered by anna1989 on April 27, 2015 at 08:12 PM

    Hi Jotform

    Sorry I am pretty lost on that responce. I was hoping to just add a  command in the "conditions wizzard", under  "add field" inbetween the the different inserted fields. Is this possible?



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on April 27, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Hi anna1989,

    It seems this is more related to a formatting feature for the text area field with a conditional logic, I've created a separate thread so that we can better focus on it, please refer to this link instead: http://www.jotform.com/answers/560149. We will address it shortly.