What is JotForm?
JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

At JotForm, we want to make sure that you’re getting the online form builder help that you need. Our friendly customer support team is available 24/7.

We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.


  • Profile Image

    What is a reliable form calculation widget that won't erase everything I input into it?

    Asked by liquidtown on September 30, 2016 at 11:25 AM

    I am using the Form Calculation widget, the only one mentioned if you type in form calculation when browsing widgets. This form holds the inventory for a liquor store and I need to calculate the products and prices. After hours of input to the widget I hit the finish button and click save on the form. After it finishes saving I close the window. When I open the browser and go back to the form everything is erased. I need a working form calculation or I can't use jotform. Thank you for your time.

    form calculation won't a erase
  • Profile Image
    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on September 30, 2016 at 02:23 PM

    The form calculation widget will work, however, there are limits for the number of fields that can be added to a single calculation.  I would recommend using a calculation widget for each section, then using a final calculation widget at the end of the form to total up the calculation widgets from each section. 

    You may also want to consider breaking your form down to multiple forms.  The volume of fields in the form may be a bit much for browsers to handle.  Generally 200 or so fields in a single form, especially if there are calculations, conditions, multiple pages, collapsed sections and things of that nature, should be the upper limit of a single form.