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    How to show calculation values in the reports?

    Asked by erothhaus on May 05, 2015 at 05:06 PM

    I've assigned my radio buttons values 1-4 or 4-1 (depending on the question, but when the data is collected in a spreadsheet, the text answers show up (not the values assigned to the text). How can I access the calculation values and work with the data?

    Reports calculation values radio buttons
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    Answered by Ben on May 05, 2015 at 06:03 PM

    Yes, that behavior is "per design". The reason why it is so is because the calculation values are only to be used in calculations and as such it would only be visible to the math part of conditions and to the form calculation, while to the reports it would not.

    The only way around this is to create a hidden set of fields on your jotform that would update through conditions or you can use Form Calculation widgets to capture each field instead.

    These fields should hold the label that you want to show in your reports and if done as mentioned above, they would show the calculation value.

    Since form calculation will do the capture of this value for you by simply adding the field that you are after I do not think that you will have any trouble with this - but as this might be so depending on the fields, do let us know about it and we would be happy to assist.

    In regards to the capturing of the value through the conditions, please take a look at the following guide: How to Insert Text or Mathematical Caculation into a field using a Condition

    - I would recommend the Form Calculation approach.

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    Answered by richardheslop on November 01, 2015 at 05:15 AM

    Upvote for feature to specify Calculation Values (instead of Field Values) when exporting results to CSV. [Statistical use case: data analysis is performed only on the Calculation Values, the field values are not useful in an export]
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    Answered by BDAVID on November 01, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    @richardheslop, I have raised your feature request to our second level in a separate thread here: http://www.jotform.com/answers/694999