fraction calculations used in a dropdown

By: Frank Galvin | Asked: 12/20/2022
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Frank Galvin asked 1 year ago
I have a form that has a dropdown field where you can select a fraction( 1/4,1/2,3/4 etc) this is used in a calculation to determine the amount  remaining a water tank. The math will only work if I use , for example, ( 1/8 as 0.125, 1/4 as 0.25 etc..)  . The question is how do I have the dropdown show (1/4) but have the result use 0.25) in the calculation? from:   tank size  1000 select dropdown ( 1/8 )  don't want them to see 0.125 result 128     Thanks for your help !!   Frank
2 Answers
Victor Font answered 1 year ago

You can use separate values in a dropdown. The label can be 1/8 and the value .125. Use the value in your calculations. The customer sees the label.

Frank Galvin replied 1 year ago

Thanks for responding so quickly.. The dropdown has five different options of unique fractions. If I use the label it would only have one fraction. , right.. So then it wouldn't make sense to have a dropdown . right?

Victor Font replied 1 year ago

You check the use separate values checkbox on the dropdown and enter the values as decimals. Each option is its own label/value combination. If you have 5 fractions, then 5 x label/value == 5 x fraction/decimal.

Frank Galvin answered 1 year ago

Add Bulk Edit option ....see attached

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