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    What is the best way to collect data from an itemized budget?

    Asked by kimb642 on July 21, 2015 at 03:21 PM

    I am working on a grant application.

    Applicants are required to submit itemized budget information detailing what they are asking for in the grant.

    I will need an item name, item description, unit cost and total cost for each item. I'll also need a total overall cost of the budget submitted.

    What is the best widget to use to do this?

    All users will have a different number of items in the budget, but they will all need the above information included.

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    Answered by Mike on July 21, 2015 at 05:49 PM

    Unfortunately, we cannot receive calculation values from widgets.

    You might consider using Matrix field with calculation conditional rules instead. In this case you will need to specify the amount of items/rows (users will not be able to add any extra rows).

    Then setup calculation conditions, one condition for each matrix row, and one condition to calculate the total overall cost.

    Calculations can be implemented with 'Update a form field value' conditions.

    Example for a row calculation.

    Summing total overall cost.

    If you need any further assistance, please let us know.