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## How to create a simple calculation with a variable

Community Beginner ,
Sep 15, 2020

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Hi! I have a simple calculation that pulls from two different fields. The first field is ALWAYS filled out, and the second field is only filled out once in a while. But if the second field IS filled out, then the info in the first field isn't the correct variable for the calculation, and I need the number from the second field.

For example:

Field 1 = 3

Field 2 = "blank"

Calculation Field is:

Field 1 * 1.25 (or 3 * 1.25 = 3.75)

But if the user does this:

Field 1 = 3

Field 2 = 4

Then the calculation field is:

Field 2 * 1.25 (or 4 * 1.25 = 5)

However, I can't keep one visible and hide the other (I think) because I still need the data in Field 1 to still be seen. Is there a code I can add to the "Custom Calculation Script" section of the "Text Field Properties" box?

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## How to create a simple calculation with a variable

Community Beginner ,
Sep 15, 2020

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Hi! I have a simple calculation that pulls from two different fields. The first field is ALWAYS filled out, and the second field is only filled out once in a while. But if the second field IS filled out, then the info in the first field isn't the correct variable for the calculation, and I need the number from the second field.

For example:

Field 1 = 3

Field 2 = "blank"

Calculation Field is:

Field 1 * 1.25 (or 3 * 1.25 = 3.75)

But if the user does this:

Field 1 = 3

Field 2 = 4

Then the calculation field is:

Field 2 * 1.25 (or 4 * 1.25 = 5)

However, I can't keep one visible and hide the other (I think) because I still need the data in Field 1 to still be seen. Is there a code I can add to the "Custom Calculation Script" section of the "Text Field Properties" box?

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Sep 27, 2020

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You can use something like this:

var v1 = this.getField("Field 1").valueAsString;

var v2 = this.getField("Field 2").valueAsString;

if (v2=="") event.value = Number(v1) * 1.25;

else event.value = Number(v2) * 1.25;

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