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    So this functions is only for the form itself and can not be done on th

    Asked by astankiewicz on June 11, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    So this functions is only for the form itself and can not be done on the dashboard at all - correct?

    My purpose here is this: to make it so 5 viewers of the form results can rate the response from the form on the dashboard.

    My Solution using these tools: Each Response is viewed and rated by each judge - the calculation field is recalculated each time and the form is submitted by each judge with each new calculation.

    End result each response has a a calculated rating on the dashboard.

    Will this work?



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Perform Form Calculation Using a Widget

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    Answered by david on June 11, 2015 at 12:27 PM


    You are correct.  Calculations only work within the form itself.  Though you can have the ability to set calculation values to fields within the form, there is not currently a way to allow for rating submissions from the dashboard.  To add additional data, you would need to edit the submission itself.

    You could, however, have a hidden portion of the form with a judges rating section.  This would be separated from the regular form using form collapses and hiding them based a code entered into a text box in the form:

    Then send the link to edit the form to all the judges when each submission is completed:



    Here is a quick test form to show you what the judges section would look like:


    You can clone it to see the full setup:


    Other than a workaround such as that, it is not possible to have judges rate submissions.

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