Running Total but then only Collect a Minimum Deposit in Custom Payment Form

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    Asked on November 25, 2015 at 02:37 PM

    Im a wedding photographer and would like to create a form with a running total for items selected but then only pay a deposit which is $1000 (a portion of the total) Is there a way to do this? 

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    Answered on November 25, 2015 at 09:08 PM

    Can  you please test this demo form

    It work like this

    The 'Running Total' is the calculated total for the Photographer's work hours (dropdown field)

    The 'Pay your retainer' amount always have minimum of $1000. The form will not submit if payment deposit is less than the min $1000

    Let us know your feedback about this and if the solution matches your requirement or not.

    We will wait for you response.


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    Answered on November 25, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    thats awesome and exactly what i was looking for. will it let me add a promo (or coupon) code as well?


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    Answered on November 26, 2015 at 02:27 AM



    If I understand your concern correctly, you want to add a promo code in your form. If so, you can manually add this by adding a text box and setting up a condition. You can check this demo form that I have created. Use promo code PROMO2015 and it will discount 100 to the Running Total. If this is what you are looking for, please provide the details regarding the promo code so we can help you set this up in your form.


    We will wait for your response.

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    Answered on November 30, 2015 at 07:37 AM

    yes that works great. the promo code will vary though depending on which promo we are running.

    also can the running total box be a little wider?
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    Answered on November 30, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    I believe you can learn more on how to setup this up by checking the guides below:

    1. First, how is your total calculated? This can be done by using the form calculation widget:

    2. If you have option fields like drop down fields, check boxes and/radio buttons that you want to assign a calculation value, then that is possible. Here's a guide: 

    In your case, it is set up on the number of hours of photography


    3. Now, the promo code can also change your calculated value based from what was inputted there. In this case, it be done using the conditional logic. To learn more about it, you can check this link: 

    Below is a sample condition made, I have two promo code, based from your form and my colleague's setup. See that if promo code is "PROMO2015" then insert 100 in the discount field. Another condition is setup, if promo code is "PROMO2-2015" then insert 200 in the discount field. You can then subtract initial total to the discount field to have the final calculated value.

    4. Now the final step is how do we pass the calculated value on your payment total? That's possible by following the steps mentioned here: 


    Now for the follow up question you have regarding the total box being wider, I opened a separate thread for it so that we can avoid confusion and to focus on one topic per thread. Please refer to this link instead: We will address it shortly.

    I hope that helps. Do let us know if you need further assistance on this.