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    How to count the number of selected check box options?

    Asked by sagischwartz on December 28, 2015 at 04:00 PM

    Hi,

    I created an order form, in which the client chooses meals for an entire week.

    I want a formula that will count how many lunch and how many dinners he ordered for the week.

    the user has an option for lunch and dinner every day, yet he doesn't have to choose every meal (for example he can order dinner for Sunday, lunch for Thursday etc.)

    I tried to do it using the conditions tool but nothing seemed to work

    is it possible?

    the form looks like this:

    Page URL:
    https://form.jotform.com/53565090062957

    JotForm order form uploads png
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    JotForm Support Manager

    Answered by Jeanette on December 28, 2015 at 06:59 PM

    I think that can be accomplish with form calculations http://www.jotform.com/help/259-How-to-perform-calculation-in-the-form

    Then you can assign values to the options:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/301-How-to-Assign-Calculation-Value

     

    This way everything will sum and make a total in the form.

     

     

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    Answered by sagischwartz on December 29, 2015 at 01:14 AM

    But my calculation values are already the prices of the meals. 

    I want it to sum the meals - 3 dinner, 4 lunch etc

    Is there any other way?

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BJoanna on December 29, 2015 at 05:52 AM

    I have inspected your form and I saw that you have added calculation values to some of your check box fields and that you have form calculation field which is calculation values from check box fields. 

    However if you want to count how many lunch and dinner options are selected, then you can add additional form calculation fields to your form and use count option to count number of selected check box options. 

    Here is my demo form: https://form.jotform.com/53622063382956 

    Feel free to clone it.

    Hope this will help. Let us know if you need further assistance. 

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    Answered by sagischwartz on December 29, 2015 at 08:29 AM

    This is very helpful! thank you

    but for some reason, when I do it on multiple fields it doest calculate right

    can you please check ? https://form.jotform.com/53623518467966

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    Answered by sagischwartz on December 29, 2015 at 08:35 AM

    also, there are two delivery days so I want to separate the counting.

    when I duplicate the formula to count it for the second delivery, It counts the sum for some reason

     

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BJoanna on December 29, 2015 at 11:33 AM

    I have cloned and inspected form you provided and Count calculation option is working on your form.

    Also I saw that you have 4 fields that are calculating based on Count option and I saw that not all check box fields are included in calculation option. 

    Considering that your form is in Hebrew I am not sure if all fields are related to food and if they should be included in calculation.

    If you are still unable to set Count calculation option, please provide us names of ID's of the fields you want to calculate and we will try to set calculation for you. 

    Let us know if you need further assistance.