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    How to lock the calculation field to avoid manual input

    Asked by nystea on November 23, 2016 at 11:44 PM

    Hi,

    I have calc fields to count registrants in my form. Male Students, Female Students, All Students, and All Attendees.

    Tonight a registrant manually overrode the counters and just entered numbers. It never occurred to me that anyone would do this. I need to prevent this in the future. Right now, I think my only option is to hide the fields on the form but transmit them to the database. Are there other ways to accomplish this?

    Thanks!

    Jim

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    https://form.jotform.com/62558759684981

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on November 24, 2016 at 12:15 AM

    Jim,

    You can make the calculation field a Read-Only field so that it is locked and cannot be manually filled in.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.