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The Score widget allows you to calculate scores based on numeric underlying values for a special type of choose-one-question. Questions are grouped into categories. The score widget calculates and displays score possible total, score actual total and percent actual of total for each category and for all categories.

In the example below there are four score questions in the form. The "Cleanliness" and "Orderliness" questions are assigned to the “Appearance” category. The "Temperature" and "Humidity" questions are assigned to the “Climate” category. The numeric values for each answer choice are used in the score calculations. 

In the example below, the form is completed with the following values:

Cleanliness = Clean (5);

Orderliness = Just ok (3);

Temperature = Too cold (3);

Humidity = Too wet (3).

The calculated score values will be displayed at the end of the form and will also be included in the View Data tab results.

 

Scores have the following special properties:

Caption text - Refers to the question caption as presented to the user. Think of this as the title for the question; it should be self descriptive. We recommend no more than three words for optimal display on mobile devices.

Hint - Additional help for the question will be displayed; short clear sentences work best. Use 80 characters or less for optimal display on mobile devices. The maximum number of characters is 500, including spaces. The following HTML formatting tags are currently recognized:

Android: <br>, <i>, <b>, <u>, <font color="xxx">, <H1>, <H2>, <H3>, <H4>, <H5>, <P>, <a>, <div>;
iOS: <br>;
PDF reports: <br>, <font color="xxx">.

Data name - Represents the name of the data that will be displayed in column headings. This property is automatically filled in based on the Caption Text, but may be modified in the properties area. We recommend one or two word data names to keep column headings short. The maximum number of characters is 30. Spaces are not permitted in the Data Name field. 

Default value – The value of the field first presented to the user when they see the question. Unless the question is marked as “Read Only”, the mobile user will be able to change the value. This is very useful where the answer to a question is likely to repeat itself over and over. Setting a default value minimizes the work for mobile users. Note that repeating values can also be set on the mobile app using the “Remember Answer” option.

Read only – Determines whether or not this field can be edited. This is used in combination with a Default Value.

Required – Determines whether or not this field must be filled-in before continuing to the next question. On the mobile device, a form with an empty required field may be saved as “incomplete” but not as “complete” and hence cannot be sent to your website.

Category – Specifies the score category that the answer to a score question will be assigned. Score questions automatically calculate and summarize the total possible score for each category, the total given score and the percent of given divided by possible.

Options – Specifies the values of the multiple choice answers. Each option includes an “answer name as presented to the user” and an “underlying value”. Underlying values can be descriptive or alpha-numeric codes of your choosing. Although spaces are permitted, it is best to use underscores. The maximum number of characters for “answer name” is 500, including spaces. The maximum number of characters for “underlying value” is 500. Spaces are not permitted in the “underlying value” field. 

Advanced - Clicking on the Advanced arrow will reveal “Relevance conditions” and “Skip conditions” properties that can be used of further control the behavior of your form using sophisticated logical statements. Please refer to http://support.doforms.com/hc/en-us/articles/200446034-Using-Relevance-Skip-Logic for more information on these properties.

 

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