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    How to perform calculations based on Drop Down fields

    Asked by Erik  on November 02, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    How do I create a form with $ values assigned to each drop down choice, and have them add up the total after all questions are answered... and show the total at the end prior to submitting.

    I have been playing around, but I can't seem to figure it out. It seems to want to use numbers that are also in my dropdown choices, instead of just using numbers assigned to the choice.

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    Answered by Boris on November 02, 2016 at 04:44 PM

    In order for each option to have the exact value that you want it to, please first assign the calculation values to the options of your fields:


    Please make sure that each and every option on a Drop Down field that you are using in the calculation, has its own calculation value assigned. At the moment, I see that some of your fields have a large number of options:

    But only a few calculation values are assigned (only three options have a calculation value):

    Then, simply perform the calculation as usual:


    Please try it out and let us know how it goes.