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Script for calculating sales tax on only certain fields

New Here ,
Jul 05, 2024 Jul 05, 2024

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Hello, I am looking to calculate 5% tax on only certain field I have listed below.   The script below calculates 10% and but shows as $14750.00 on a subtotal of $1475.00.  Please help, what am I doing wrong.

 

var a = this.getField("fill_76").value;
var b = this.getField("Full Clean").value;
var c = this.getField("Floors only").value;
if (a !=="" || b !=="" || c !=="") {
event.value = a+b+c*(.05/100);
} else {
event.value ="";
}

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Enthusiast , Jul 05, 2024 Jul 05, 2024

The 5% calculation on the sum of the three fields should be:

(a+b+c) * .05

 

 

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Enthusiast , Jul 05, 2024 Jul 05, 2024

I think you totally misunderstood my directions on the radio buttons.  You originally had one set of radio buttons for 4 possible answers, now you have 4 separate radio buttons.  You need a Yes/No set for Youth Group and a Yes/No set for Non-Profit.  The export values should be the decimals only, (i.e. .15 and .25), not Choice 1=".25".  Better yet, I wouldn't even use radio buttons.  I would use one check box for Youth Group and another for Non-profit.  The export values will be either .15/.25 w

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Jul 05, 2024 Jul 05, 2024

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The script you've posted does not calculate 10% of 1450. 

It add as "a", "b", and .05% of "c", i.e., that's .0005 * c

In the form the "b" and "c" values are empty strings, so the value of GST at 5% is the "subtotal", which is what's happening. 

 

Please explain exactly how you want the calculation to work. 

 

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Jul 05, 2024 Jul 05, 2024

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I want to calculate the 5% tax using the "Fill_76" field and the "Full Clean" field and the "Floors only" field and I want the result to show up in "Fill_81"

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I would like the %5 gst to only calculate for the "fill_76" and the "Full Clean" field and the "Floors only" field. I want the tax total to appear in "fill_81"

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Jul 05, 2024 Jul 05, 2024

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The 5% calculation on the sum of the three fields should be:

(a+b+c) * .05

 

 

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Thank you, I attached the actual file and I have another question.  At the top of the form there are check boxes for youth groups and non profit group.  Is there a way if someone clicked the Yes box in one of these fields that the discount would automatically appear at the bottom of the form in the fields "nonprofit group 15%" or "Youth Group 25%" depending on the option they chose. How would I write this?

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Jul 05, 2024 Jul 05, 2024

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You need 2 sets of radio buttons:  One for Youth and another for non-profit.  Change the export values of the Yes buttons to .15 and .25 respectively, and the No buttons to zero.  The text fields are shown as $ not percent.  % of which field?  You put a calculation in the text fields that says Value is the product of then select the 2 fields (the radio button set and the field that it is a percentage of).

 

Polite suggestion: You should put seperate questions in separate posts to make it easier for readers to search and find answers.

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Where do I change the export values of the radio buttons?  Thank you for the suggestion. Going forward I will.

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Enthusiast ,
Jul 05, 2024 Jul 05, 2024

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It's called Radio button choice in the options tab.

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Jul 05, 2024 Jul 05, 2024

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This is the result I get. Not sure why the value of product field is not working properly.  Here is the form attached.

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Jul 05, 2024 Jul 05, 2024

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You must change the fields calculation order so that fill_81 comes after fill_76 in the list.

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I did that but it is still not working.

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368.75 should be the discount amount and the total rental less discount is the total rental less the discount.

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I think you totally misunderstood my directions on the radio buttons.  You originally had one set of radio buttons for 4 possible answers, now you have 4 separate radio buttons.  You need a Yes/No set for Youth Group and a Yes/No set for Non-Profit.  The export values should be the decimals only, (i.e. .15 and .25), not Choice 1=".25".  Better yet, I wouldn't even use radio buttons.  I would use one check box for Youth Group and another for Non-profit.  The export values will be either .15/.25 when checked, or "Off" when unchecked.

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Thank you, everything is working great.

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