# Conditional calculations in Acroabt DC Form

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Good morning,

Firt of all, sorry for my Eglish.
I ask the experts if there is a solution to this problem.
I have to prepare a form with Adobe Acrobat DC with conditional calculations, but I don't know Java Script.

The problem
This is a km reimbursement form that must satisfy the following 3 conditions:
1) You are traveling alone. The calculation in this case is: the first 200 km at € 0.29. The others at € 0.14
2) You are traveling with 1 person. The calculation in this case is: the outward journey (half of the total km) at € 0.29. The return to € 0.14
3) You are traveling with 2 people. The calculation in this case is: the total of km at € 0.29

I have prepared the form with the following fields:
• 3 selection keys: "Choice 1", "Choice 2", "Choice 3" self-excluding
• 1 "km1" field that must be filled in by the user
• 1 “euro3” field which must contain the result of the calculation

Technical questions:
1) In the “Custom calculation script” of the “euro3” field can I insert the three conditions (similar to Basic Language type “IF” “THEN”)?
2) Otherwise I have to create 3 result fields (“euro 3” in the case of “Choice1”, “euro 3BIS” in the case of “Choice2”, “euro 3TRIS” in the case of “Choice3”)?

Thank you
Francesco

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Not sure if I understand it right but try put this code in "euro3" field as custom calculation script:

var ch = this.getField("Group1").valueAsString;
var km = Number(this.getField("km1").value);

if(ch == "Choice1" && km > 200){
event.value = 58+((km-200)*.14);}
else if(ch == "Choice1" || ch == "Choice3"){
event.value = (km*.29);}
else if(ch == "Choice2"){
event.value = km/2*.43;}

I'm assuming you are using 3 radio buttons (named "Group1") so change name in script  if needed.

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Thanks Nesa. It doesn't seem to work. I certainly make some mistakes. I keep looking for my mistake and will let you know

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Like I said, perhaps I didn't understand it right. Can you tell me what doesn't work?

here is an example file I made, take a look at it and see if thats what you looking for

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You are great. I copied / pasted the strings from your pdf, replaced the field names and magically everything works. You are really great. Thanks thanks thanks

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Nesa, there is only one small thing: try to type less than 200 km: you will see that in choice 2 (if you are traveling with 1 person) the amount changes. It must be the same for all choices.

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From what you write I assume it's e.g. 300km, 150km is 0.29 and other 150km is 0.14.

What calculation should be for that part?

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Sorry... Under 200 is all at ,29

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So it's same as Choice1?

In that case use this:

var ch = this.getField("Group1").valueAsString;
var km = Number(this.getField("km1").value);

if((ch == "Choice1" || ch == "Choice2") && km > 200){
event.value = 58+((km-200)*.14);}
else if(ch == "Choice1" || ch == "Choice2" || ch == "Choice3"){
event.value = (km*.29);}

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Nesa, I don't want to take advantage of you. You've already done a great job for me. In your last string you solved the problem of calculating "<200km" but now in the calculation "> 200km", choice 1 (travel alone) is equal to choice 2 (travel with 1 person). This should be: half a, 29 and half a, 14. Thank you so much for your speed, your skill and your patience.

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Thats ok, my english also isn't the best so sometimes I'm having problems understanding questions.

Can you please just write prices for choice2 so we avoid confusion.

choice2 ->

price for under 200km = ?

price for over 200km = ?

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Great.

So:

price for under 200km = all at 0.29

price for over 200km = Choice 1 (travel alone): firts 200 km at 0.29; the rest at 0.14. Ex: 300km: 200 at .029 and 100 at 0.14

Choice 2 (travel with 1 person): half at 0.29; half at 0.14. Ex: 300km: 150 at .029 and 150 at 0.14

Choice 3 (travel with 2 persons): all at 0.29 (the same as under 200km)

Thank you very much Nesa

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Yes, thats what I used in my first code, take a look under code for choice 2 it says km/2*.43

300km. 150km * .29 = 43.5 ,150km * .14 = 21,  300km =  64.50

except I used .29+.14 =.43 so I used 300/2*.43 = 64.50

Try calculating again with first script.

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Sorry I think I got it now, if Choice2 is under 200km then it's .29 and if it's over 200 then it's half-half.

Try with this code:

var ch = this.getField("Group1").valueAsString;
var km = Number(this.getField("km1").value);

if(ch == "Choice1" && km > 200){
event.value = 58+((km-200)*.14);}
else if(ch == "Choice1" || ch == "Choice3"){
event.value = (km*.29);}
else if(ch == "Choice2" && km > 200){
event.value = km/2*.43;}
else if(ch = "Choice2"){
event.value = km*.29;}

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Great Grea Great Nesa, All is working good now. You are a very special person.

Thank You very, very much.

I'm a graphic designer: if you need something from me please do not hesitate.

Francesco

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