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How do I calculate Checked Check Boxes to equal a Quantity?

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Aug 19, 2017

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Hello... stupid questions here, but I am creating a fillable form in a PDF a client sent me which was created in Excel. When the form is completed, the objective is to have a customer check a box for a size and/or multiple sizes which would equal a quantity. Once the quantity has been established it then needs to add or multiply the price per item and generate a total. I was able to get the quantity to multiple the price and get a total BUT I cannot figure out how to get the quantity to recognize its total based of the number of check boxes selected???

I tried to set it up where the value is the "product X" of the picked check boxes, but no luck???

Any help is appreciated and sorry if I have confused you! LOL!

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How do I calculate Checked Check Boxes to equal a Quantity?

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Hello... stupid questions here, but I am creating a fillable form in a PDF a client sent me which was created in Excel. When the form is completed, the objective is to have a customer check a box for a size and/or multiple sizes which would equal a quantity. Once the quantity has been established it then needs to add or multiply the price per item and generate a total. I was able to get the quantity to multiple the price and get a total BUT I cannot figure out how to get the quantity to recognize its total based of the number of check boxes selected???

I tried to set it up where the value is the "product X" of the picked check boxes, but no luck???

Any help is appreciated and sorry if I have confused you! LOL!

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Aug 20, 2017

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So basically you want to count the number of checked check-boxes and use it in your calculation?

If so, what are the names of the check-box fields you wish to count?

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Yes, thats basically it. There are 10 check-boxes and are named Check Box1 thru Check Box10. Thanks!

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Aug 21, 2017

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You can use this code to count the number of checked boxes and apply use it as the value of a text field:

var total = 0;

for (var i=1; i<=10; i++) {

    if (this.getField("Check Box"+i).value!="Off") {

          total++;

    }

}

event.value = total;

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PERFECT! Thanks so much!

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This code was extremely helpful! Thank you. 

If you have a form with 2 sections, with the same check box fields, only I added an _ how could I calcualate the section section? 

Example:

First section form check boxes labeled= Check Box1 - 10

Second section form check boxes labled= Check Box_1 - 7 

Thank you in advance. 🙂 

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Hi there, was wondering if you could help me out on a similar issue.  My issue is let's say I have a grid of 5 checkboxes by 5 checkboxes.  and I want to total each row of checkboxes. The check boxes in row one are Check Box2_0  Check Box2_5  Check Box2_10 Check Box2_15   Check Box2_20

 

how would that script look?   (as an aside, my numbers actually go 0-150  ... so if there is someway to code it for multiples of 5, where 150 is the largest, that would be helpful)   

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You just need to change the loop. For example, this will loop over fields 0, 5, 10, etc. up to 150:

for (var i=0; i<=150; i+=5) {

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Oh thank you!!!! 

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