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    Finding total of text boxes (as opposed to value) in a form section.

    Asked by isaforms on August 24, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    I have a long form with about 25 sections. Each has many text boxes that equal  the value of the section heading. For example, the section title might be "phone calls" and there are 50 texts boxes that say "phone call one", "phone call two", "phone call 3", etc. I need to have the text boxes there for our workers to check off but would like a way to tally each section automatically without using the calculating widget to add each text box field one at a time. I have over 500 such fields.


    Any help you can provide is much appreciated.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on August 24, 2015 at 02:35 PM

    I'm sorry, but you need to add a calculation widget to get the total. This is the only way you can do that in the form. 

    As for the checkbox options, you can add a calculation values in the field. For example:

    Then you can add a separate calculation widget for the checkbox fields to get the total for each.

    Thank you.

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    Answered by isaforms on August 24, 2015 at 02:45 PM
    Got it. Thank you. I figured there had to be a better way than adding each box separately into the equation space onto the calculator widget. If I understand you right there is. ☺
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    Answered by abajan on August 24, 2015 at 05:03 PM

    If you meant to state that you understand there is not a better way than adding each box separately into the equation in the calculator widget, that's correct.