How to Assign Calculation Value

Last Update: March 6, 2017

Calculation value is generally used for calculations. It represents the number value of the text options. This is only available on radio button, checkbox and drop-down tools. To assign calculation value on these fields, follow these steps.

JotForm Version 4:

1) Select you field, and click on its gear icon.

2) Click on Surveying tab.

3) Add the values for each option.

4) That's it. The changes are automatically saved.

Take note: Drop Down field always has an empty option, therefor, you must place a zero in the first line. 

JotForm Version 3:

1. Assuming you have already a radio field on your form, click that field then click the gear icon to open its properties.

2. On the properties wizard,  set the calculation value under surveying tab like the following.


Take note: For the dropdown field, it always has a blank/empty option, therefore, you must leave or place zero as the first calculation value like the following.

Drop-down demo form:


venco_80 (January 19, 2015 at 02:43 PM)

How to put in £,$,€ in front of the results and two digits after the amount?

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CarrieByam (April 30, 2015 at 08:04 PM)

How to?

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echiu (May 18, 2015 at 02:24 PM)

How do you assign a calculation value to a matrix?

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deliverygurullc (July 06, 2015 at 10:05 AM)

I need to populate the address fields of my form based on the corresponding drop down selection being chosen. Can this be done?

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dasambo123 (August 21, 2016 at 02:49 AM)


networkingsquare (August 25, 2016 at 03:23 AM)

With the new changes in calculation value, when I select the value my dropdown picks the value one level below. For example _

1 = a
2 = b
3 = c

So when i select 2 it picks the value 3.

Need help in this form. Please help

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ProximaUT (August 30, 2016 at 11:44 PM)

How can I make sure a user-specified value in an "Other" option is outputted?

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daothitam92 (December 06, 2016 at 07:12 AM)

how to do that calculation? I tried many times but it didnt work.

For example I have a field of DURATION (drop-down)with 3 options: "1 month", "2 months","3 months".

I have the 2nd field which is FEE.

I want when I pick "1 month" in DURATION then a value of "200$" will appear in the field of FEE.
What should I do?

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veshman (December 20, 2016 at 03:50 PM)

Is there a way to format the checkbox responses so that multiple values result in each item on it's own line?

Currently, with the checkbox, multiple values are separated with a comma - that is hard to read. It would be nice to have each checkboxed item show on a new line.

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Sungur (January 03, 2017 at 10:29 AM)

how to add a price box?

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cairny (January 12, 2017 at 09:59 PM)

Is there a way to hide an option value after 3 of such submissions? I am trying to do a volunteer form where in to allow only 3 volunteers to be able to pick a time-period.

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accweb (January 31, 2017 at 01:22 PM)

I only want 20 entries for each of the items listed in the drop down menu field. Each time an item has reached 20 entries, I want it to be removed from the list.

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Ronak (February 05, 2017 at 07:39 PM)

i am trying to pass dropdown menu email to email address field.

how can I do it,
in demo it does not show how to get value of selected drop down value.

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oppgraphics (February 20, 2017 at 01:42 PM)

I'd like to store a value that would include line breaks. Is that possible? I've included in my value but that doesn't seem to work.

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eligendo (February 25, 2017 at 03:36 AM)

I would like to create a multiple calculation based on the entries chosen by the users, is that possible?

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Dedydodiano (February 26, 2017 at 03:03 AM)

How to calculate the marks

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clearview22 (March 06, 2017 at 08:46 PM)

How do I add a negative calculation value (ex. -30)?

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Jaime63 (March 28, 2017 at 05:42 PM)

I do not understand what the "Calculation value" is. So if a person is voting on a choice of one and there are five choices, do I assign the calcuation value of "1" to each of the five?

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committee_forms (April 17, 2017 at 07:07 PM)

I have a gate access form where people enter their toll way card number. Tollway card has 8 digits eg. 12345678 but I only need last five. Is there a way where read only field recognize last 5 digits (45678) and fill it automatically? Thanks

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mgregov (April 26, 2017 at 11:19 AM)

I'm trying to figure out how this whole calculation stuff works. Can someone help me

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chicuds (April 28, 2017 at 07:36 PM)

I'm trying to display text instead of number values


Drop Down list:


IS this possible?

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