# How to assign calculation values to input fields to be used in the Form Calculation

• jokerpoker
Asked on October 21, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Hi,

I want to create a survey where the participant have to click some buttons and receive a text message which fits to / is based on his answers.

I had a good breakfast yesterday morning

Right False

I had an substantial lunch yesterday afternoon

Right False

There was a huge buffet yesterday evening

Right False

I can say "right" is "1" and "false" is "0".

If the final result is "1" (the text message should be "AB"),"2" (the text message should be "CD") or "3" (the text message should be "EF")

or in other words:

If the participant clicked „false“ once, the following message appears: „Not bad, but…“

If the participant clicked „false“ twice, the following message appears: „Please pay attention…“

If the participant clicke „right“ three time, the following message appears: „It seems, that…“

As far as I understand Jotform can do this but can anybody show me how it works.

• Jim_R
Answered on October 21, 2016 at 12:42 PM

Yes this is achievable by using Conditional Logic and the Form Calculation Widget.

Here's a demo form I created that behaves exactly as how you described it: https://form.jotform.com/62945051127958

I had a good breakfast yesterday morning

☐ Right ☐ False

I had an substantial lunch yesterday afternoon

☐ Right ☐ False

There was a huge buffet yesterday evening

☐ Right ☐ False

I can say "right" is "1" and "false" is "0".

If the participant clicked „false“ once, the following message appears: „Not bad, but…“

If the participant clicked „false“ twice, the following message appears: „Please pay attention…“

If the participant clicke „right“ three time, the following message appears: „It seems, that…“

To achieve that, here are all the things I did:

1. I Added 3 Radio buttons, 3 Text fields and the Form Calculation widget

2. Set the Radio Buttons' Calculation Values on the Surveying tab to 0 and 1 like so:

3. Now setup the Form Calculation widget to ADD the TOTAL of the 3 Radio Buttons:

Related guide: How-to-Perform-Calculation-in-the-Form

4. Lastly, setup your conditions to show the Text Fields based on the total:

Related guide: Smart-Forms-Using-Conditional-Logic

I would recommend you clone my demo form, here's how, so you can clearly see how it was setup. I would also urge you to click the guides I linked on this reply and take your time reading them.

• jokerpoker
Answered on October 26, 2016 at 03:58 AM

Wow, that´s great. Thx much for your help.

Is it possible to show the result (in my case the text message "It seems that.../Please pay attention.../Not bad, but...") only after ALL radio buttons were clicked? The result/text message should be a surprise but right now you see how every click can change the result/text message.

And because I added another text message ("You don´t need me...) in case anybody click "right" three times you see this message right from the beginning (one option to avoid that would be to use other values, i.e. "right" = 1 and "false" = 2; if no radio button was clicked the result is "0" and you don´t see a message). But maybe there are more elegant ways to solve this.

https://form.jotformeu.com/62992254295365

• omerorkun
Answered on October 26, 2016 at 07:52 AM

Hi,

You can show these messages at your "Thank You" page, I mean after submitting, instead of showing them immediately. What is more, as you mentioned, you can not get reliable data when the submitters are able to see how their changes affect the messages that appear.

We can set up conditions to show different "Thank You" pages. Here is how:

We should use the "Change 'Thank You' Page" condition in order to do this. Please check my form here with your updated information:

https://form.jotform.com/62993192055967

And see my conditions here:

Please try this and see if it is working well for you.