Calculate values within a single question response

Hi there,

Is it possible to insert a calculate question but where Kobo automatically adds together a number of integer values from within the same question?

For example:

Q. How many latrines in the refugee camp?

A. 5+8+4+6

I could create a separate question for each sub-total within a field list and then insert a calculate question, but that would be a little clunky and it would not be possible to predict how many sub-totals would be needed.

This is specifically needed for staff observing numbers of facilities over a large geographical area, any ideas or recommendations welcome.

Thanks,

John

Hi!
I didn’t understand the “5+8+4+6” value… are 4 response of a 4 times repeat loop? Do you need the total of the looped answers?

Thank you

Angelo

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El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 11:36, John Condon (john.c...@gmail.com) escribió:

Hi there,

Is it possible to insert a calculate question but where Kobo automatically adds together a number of integer values from within the same question?

For example:

Q. How many latrines in the refugee camp?

A. 5+8+4+6

I could create a separate question for each sub-total within a field list and then insert a calculate question, but that would be a little clunky and it would not be possible to predict how many sub-totals would be needed.

This is specifically needed for staff observing numbers of facilities over a large geographical area, any ideas or recommendations welcome.

Thanks,

John

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Hi Angelo,

Thanks for the quick response.

No, this would not be a repeat question, but a single question. I would like the form to accept “5+8+4+6” or “5,8,4,6” (or something similar) as a text or integer value and calculate them. A slightly odd request, I know.

Thanks,

John

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On Tuesday, 6 June 2017 16:16:06 UTC+6:30, Angelo Lazzari wrote:

Hi!
I didn’t understand the “5+8+4+6” value… are 4 response of a 4 times repeat loop? Do you need the total of the looped answers?

Thank you

Angelo

El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 11:36, John Condon (john...@gmail.com) escribió:

Hi there,

Is it possible to insert a calculate question but where Kobo automatically adds together a number of integer values from within the same question?

For example:

Q. How many latrines in the refugee camp?

A. 5+8+4+6

I could create a separate question for each sub-total within a field list and then insert a calculate question, but that would be a little clunky and it would not be possible to predict how many sub-totals would be needed.

This is specifically needed for staff observing numbers of facilities over a large geographical area, any ideas or recommendations welcome.

Thanks,

John

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ok ok not a problem i understood now.

i’m thinking an elegant solution but, in the meanwhile… just a question: the number are just from 0 to 9 and the user cannot repeat them? there is a maximum number of response the user can give? i mean could the response is: 4+4+2+2+1+3+1+1+9? in you example were just 4 …

Thanks

Angelo

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El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 12:15, John Condon (john.c...@gmail.com) escribió:

Hi Angelo,

Thanks for the quick response.

No, this would not be a repeat question, but a single question. I would like the form to accept “5+8+4+6” or “5,8,4,6” (or something similar) as a text or integer value and calculate them. A slightly odd request, I know.

Thanks,

John

On Tuesday, 6 June 2017 16:16:06 UTC+6:30, Angelo Lazzari wrote:

Hi!
I didn’t understand the “5+8+4+6” value… are 4 response of a 4 times repeat loop? Do you need the total of the looped answers?

Thank you

Angelo

El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 11:36, John Condon (john...@gmail.com) escribió:

Hi there,

Is it possible to insert a calculate question but where Kobo automatically adds together a number of integer values from within the same question?

For example:

Q. How many latrines in the refugee camp?

A. 5+8+4+6

I could create a separate question for each sub-total within a field list and then insert a calculate question, but that would be a little clunky and it would not be possible to predict how many sub-totals would be needed.

This is specifically needed for staff observing numbers of facilities over a large geographical area, any ideas or recommendations welcome.

Thanks,

John

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The numbers should be any integer (e.g. 4+13+10+4+10+4) and they can be repeated. No maximum number of responses.

Interested to hear your elegant solution!

Thanks

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On Tuesday, 6 June 2017 17:04:10 UTC+6:30, Angelo Lazzari wrote:

ok ok not a problem i understood now.

i’m thinking an elegant solution but, in the meanwhile… just a question: the number are just from 0 to 9 and the user cannot repeat them? there is a maximum number of response the user can give? i mean could the response is: 4+4+2+2+1+3+1+1+9? in you example were just 4 …

Thanks

Angelo

El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 12:15, John Condon (john...@gmail.com) escribió:

Hi Angelo,

Thanks for the quick response.

No, this would not be a repeat question, but a single question. I would like the form to accept “5+8+4+6” or “5,8,4,6” (or something similar) as a text or integer value and calculate them. A slightly odd request, I know.

Thanks,

John

On Tuesday, 6 June 2017 16:16:06 UTC+6:30, Angelo Lazzari wrote:

Hi!
I didn’t understand the “5+8+4+6” value… are 4 response of a 4 times repeat loop? Do you need the total of the looped answers?

Thank you

Angelo

El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 11:36, John Condon (john...@gmail.com) escribió:

Hi there,

Is it possible to insert a calculate question but where Kobo automatically adds together a number of integer values from within the same question?

For example:

Q. How many latrines in the refugee camp?

A. 5+8+4+6

I could create a separate question for each sub-total within a field list and then insert a calculate question, but that would be a little clunky and it would not be possible to predict how many sub-totals would be needed.

This is specifically needed for staff observing numbers of facilities over a large geographical area, any ideas or recommendations welcome.

Thanks,

John

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ok thanks
Angelo

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El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 12:40, John Condon (john.c...@gmail.com) escribió:

The numbers should be any integer (e.g. 4+13+10+4+10+4) and they can be repeated. No maximum number of responses.

Interested to hear your elegant solution!

Thanks

On Tuesday, 6 June 2017 17:04:10 UTC+6:30, Angelo Lazzari wrote:

ok ok not a problem i understood now.

i’m thinking an elegant solution but, in the meanwhile… just a question: the number are just from 0 to 9 and the user cannot repeat them? there is a maximum number of response the user can give? i mean could the response is: 4+4+2+2+1+3+1+1+9? in you example were just 4 …

Thanks

Angelo

El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 12:15, John Condon (john...@gmail.com) escribió:

Hi Angelo,

Thanks for the quick response.

No, this would not be a repeat question, but a single question. I would like the form to accept “5+8+4+6” or “5,8,4,6” (or something similar) as a text or integer value and calculate them. A slightly odd request, I know.

Thanks,

John

On Tuesday, 6 June 2017 16:16:06 UTC+6:30, Angelo Lazzari wrote:

Hi!
I didn’t understand the “5+8+4+6” value… are 4 response of a 4 times repeat loop? Do you need the total of the looped answers?

Thank you

Angelo

El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 11:36, John Condon (john...@gmail.com) escribió:

Hi there,

Is it possible to insert a calculate question but where Kobo automatically adds together a number of integer values from within the same question?

For example:

Q. How many latrines in the refugee camp?

A. 5+8+4+6

I could create a separate question for each sub-total within a field list and then insert a calculate question, but that would be a little clunky and it would not be possible to predict how many sub-totals would be needed.

This is specifically needed for staff observing numbers of facilities over a large geographical area, any ideas or recommendations welcome.

Thanks,

John

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hi, no way to solve it in a single free input text field…
the simplest and elegant solution is a repeated group with a text (number appearance) that colect the responses and a sum on that field…see attachment files examples

Angelo

new_form.xls (5.5 KB)

new_form (1).xml (1.61 KB)

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El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 12:43, Angelo Lazzari (lazzari...@gmail.com) escribió:

ok thanks

Angelo

El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 12:40, John Condon (john.c...@gmail.com) escribió:

The numbers should be any integer (e.g. 4+13+10+4+10+4) and they can be repeated. No maximum number of responses.

Interested to hear your elegant solution!

Thanks

On Tuesday, 6 June 2017 17:04:10 UTC+6:30, Angelo Lazzari wrote:

ok ok not a problem i understood now.

i’m thinking an elegant solution but, in the meanwhile… just a question: the number are just from 0 to 9 and the user cannot repeat them? there is a maximum number of response the user can give? i mean could the response is: 4+4+2+2+1+3+1+1+9? in you example were just 4 …

Thanks

Angelo

El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 12:15, John Condon (john...@gmail.com) escribió:

Hi Angelo,

Thanks for the quick response.

No, this would not be a repeat question, but a single question. I would like the form to accept “5+8+4+6” or “5,8,4,6” (or something similar) as a text or integer value and calculate them. A slightly odd request, I know.

Thanks,

John

On Tuesday, 6 June 2017 16:16:06 UTC+6:30, Angelo Lazzari wrote:

Hi!
I didn’t understand the “5+8+4+6” value… are 4 response of a 4 times repeat loop? Do you need the total of the looped answers?

Thank you

Angelo

El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 11:36, John Condon (john...@gmail.com) escribió:

Hi there,

Is it possible to insert a calculate question but where Kobo automatically adds together a number of integer values from within the same question?

For example:

Q. How many latrines in the refugee camp?

A. 5+8+4+6

I could create a separate question for each sub-total within a field list and then insert a calculate question, but that would be a little clunky and it would not be possible to predict how many sub-totals would be needed.

This is specifically needed for staff observing numbers of facilities over a large geographical area, any ideas or recommendations welcome.

Thanks,

John

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Hi Angelo,

I thought as much. Thank you so much for your time and for the attached example of a loop. This will meet my needs.

All the best,

John

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On Tuesday, 6 June 2017 20:29:19 UTC+6:30, Angelo Lazzari wrote:

hi, no way to solve it in a single free input text field…
the simplest and elegant solution is a repeated group with a text (number appearance) that colect the responses and a sum on that field…see attachment files examples

Angelo

El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 12:43, Angelo Lazzari (lazza...@gmail.com) escribió:

ok thanks

Angelo

El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 12:40, John Condon (john...@gmail.com) escribió:

The numbers should be any integer (e.g. 4+13+10+4+10+4) and they can be repeated. No maximum number of responses.

Interested to hear your elegant solution!

Thanks

On Tuesday, 6 June 2017 17:04:10 UTC+6:30, Angelo Lazzari wrote:

ok ok not a problem i understood now.

i’m thinking an elegant solution but, in the meanwhile… just a question: the number are just from 0 to 9 and the user cannot repeat them? there is a maximum number of response the user can give? i mean could the response is: 4+4+2+2+1+3+1+1+9? in you example were just 4 …

Thanks

Angelo

El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 12:15, John Condon (john...@gmail.com) escribió:

Hi Angelo,

Thanks for the quick response.

No, this would not be a repeat question, but a single question. I would like the form to accept “5+8+4+6” or “5,8,4,6” (or something similar) as a text or integer value and calculate them. A slightly odd request, I know.

Thanks,

John

On Tuesday, 6 June 2017 16:16:06 UTC+6:30, Angelo Lazzari wrote:

Hi!
I didn’t understand the “5+8+4+6” value… are 4 response of a 4 times repeat loop? Do you need the total of the looped answers?

Thank you

Angelo

El mar., 6 jun. 2017 a las 11:36, John Condon (john...@gmail.com) escribió:

Hi there,

Is it possible to insert a calculate question but where Kobo automatically adds together a number of integer values from within the same question?

For example:

Q. How many latrines in the refugee camp?

A. 5+8+4+6

I could create a separate question for each sub-total within a field list and then insert a calculate question, but that would be a little clunky and it would not be possible to predict how many sub-totals would be needed.

This is specifically needed for staff observing numbers of facilities over a large geographical area, any ideas or recommendations welcome.

Thanks,

John

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