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    Form with automatic quote email

    Asked by Kevin Belyea  on July 27, 2015 at 07:59 PM

    Here's what I'd like to be able to do:

    I am in the IT business and offer virtual server hosting services. 

    I would like for a prospective customer to be able to indicate what services they are looking for. Examples would be

    RAM Memory

    # of CPU

    Disk storage in GB

    Operating System Required (Windows of Linux)


    I do not want to provide pricing direct on my website but I would like my prospects to be able to complete the above information including their email address, and once they submit the info they will automatically receive a quote via email. All of the logic and price lists will be stored in some "backend" spreadsheet and will be calculated upon submission by the user. 

    I do not want to calculate pricing as the user is entering the data, nor do I want to collect payment during this process. 

    Is jotform able to perform this function?

    Thank you

    Kevin Belyea

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Charlie on July 28, 2015 at 02:06 AM

    Unfortunately, there's no back end spreadsheet that you can use as a reference that will communicate directly to the submission. However, this is still possible, here's how I will design it in my end.

    1. First, create a form.

    2. Using conditional logic and form calculation widget we will calculate the prices based from the user input.

    3. Now, you mentioned you don't want your users to see it, you can easily set the calculated fields "hidden".

    4. The total however, can be set directly in the email notification or autoresponder where your users will receive with the calculated value of pricing.


    I would advise you signing up an account to us to better use our features. You can also check our Support pages to learn more about our products. Here are some helpful links:

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    I hope that helps.