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    In a check list , how to get total selected and unselected

    Asked by kbaudelin on October 27, 2015 at 03:34 PM

    We need to check the presence of many people on one list, we want to know which are missing and how many are presents.

    Also we have done a check-list with calculation which allow us to know who is present and how many totally are they

    We miss only the opportunity to visualize immediatly the people list who are not there.

    Have you a solution for us ?

    Thank you for your help.

    Best regards

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on October 27, 2015 at 05:25 PM

    Do you need something like this: https://form.jotform.com/52996774052972? If yes, simply add another calculation widget then put the equation like this:

    If you want to get the uncheck names, let us know so we can find for a workaround.


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    Answered by kbaudelin on October 28, 2015 at 04:07 AM

    Thank you for your fast answer. Idealy we would like get the unchecked names. This list https://form.jotform.com/52996774052972 that we created for test is a very short list of names. Usually we have a list of more 100 names and we must checked this list in a very short time. 

    If you have a solution for have more visibility between tne names check and uncheck. 

    We had think use a widget like "dual listbox" but we can't apply some calculation.

    Thank you again for your help.

    Best regards

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    Answered by EltonCris on October 28, 2015 at 05:43 AM

    You're right, none of the widgets can achieve the function you want especially the calculation.

    I think with a little tweak of CSS, we can achieve want you want. This might not be the perfect solution, but I guess it would somehow improve the visual display of checkboxes so they are easy to select. :)

    Example: https://form.jotform.com/53002815898965?

    If you want the checkboxes to display like that, simply inject this CSS codes to your form.

    span.form-checkbox-item {

        width: 32% !important;


    .form-multiple-column {

        width: 100% !important;


    input[type="checkbox"] {

        display: none;


    input[type="checkbox"] + label {



        background: #DEDEDE;

        padding: 4px 10px;

        border-radius: 3px;

        margin: 4px;



    input[type="checkbox"]:checked + label {

        background: green;



    Guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/117-How-to-Inject-Custom-CSS-Codes (paste it at the bottom part).

    Hope this still helps!

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on October 28, 2015 at 05:45 AM

    I forgot, you also need to split the checkboxes into 3 columns.

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    Answered by kbaudelin on November 25, 2015 at 04:12 AM

    Thank you for your help.

    Another question, would it be possible to stopped calculation when it would be 50 (for example) and begin another field calculation starting from 0 and when it would be 50 (always for example), begin another field calculation ?

    For explain that we need, we can have 1, 2 or 3 buses for 50, 100, 150 students and we would like just have one list, checked students and when the first bus is full, stopped the first calculation and passed to the second calculation starting form 0, and so on.

    Thank you again for your help

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Chriistian on November 25, 2015 at 07:53 AM



    On behalf of my colleagues, you are welcome. Regarding on your additional question or concern, I have moved it to a separate thread so we can better assist you. You can check the thread here: http://www.jotform.com/answers/711714. We will attend to your concern as soon as possible.


    If you have any further question, please feel free to contact us again by creating a new thread.