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    Form calculation not copying into inventory widget

    Asked by templesinai on June 03, 2016 at 03:56 PM

    Hi there,

    I'm trying to design a ticket sales form that will allow me to sell tickets from a total number of seats available. The tickets are different prices, not because of WHERE they are seated, but because of WHO is buying them. So, I have a total of 300 seats and will sell tickets to adults at one price, children 5-12 at one price and children under 5 for free. I would want to have ALL these tickets deduct from the Inventory Widget total of 300 because ALL of them should be counted out of the 300 seats available.

    I don't want people to have to fill out how many adults, etc. they want in one field and then total it themselves again and enter it into the Inventory Widget. Actually, I don't want them to be able to change the value of the Inventory Widget themselves. I'd rather have that "total tickets" field calculate for them automatically.

    So... I tried to have a form calculation perform a total of each ticket type and then copy that total into the Inventory Widget. However, the Inventory Widget will not allow me to send this data into the it. I even tried to perform the calculation as a conditional calculation on the Inventory Widget directly and it would not work. That's why I ended up doing a form calculation into a normal field first then tried to send a copy of the total into the widget. I even tried to do a simple copy/paste from my keyboard into the widget and it doesn't allow anything to be pasted into it.

    Is there a way to update the Inventory Widget with a calculated quantity so that the calculated quantity will deduct from the total inventory number? Please help. The link to the form is https://form.jotform.com/61545262245958 and this is just a test. I will use this to create a larger, more complete form later.


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    Answered by victor on June 03, 2016 at 06:12 PM

    Unfortunately it is not possible to populate or pass values into a widget. I have just tested a couple of different widget and could not. Since widgets are placed in an iFrame it is very hard to pass values/populate them. You can capture the value and place it in another field but not the other way around.

    I will try to see if I can create another work around to calculate the total amount of ticket available, but I think users will have to enter the total manually in both fields.

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    Answered by templesinai on June 06, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    Thank you for your answer. I appreciate it.