Scripts can be used in forms that contain tables. Use them to:

  • calculate table field values based on the values of cells in the same row.
  • reference the overall sum of the values in a table column to calculate the value of a non-table field.

Unlike automatically calculated table fields, scripts allow you to define conditions and support other field types, like multiple choice.

Creating a calculable table field

Suppose you have a form that contains a table with a list of items available for purchase. Each item has a Name, Price, Quantity, Subtotal, and Tax field. Tax is a multiple choice field with three options: 0%, 5% and 7%.

The value of the Subtotal field can be automatically calculated and filled in with help from this piece of code:

form.onChange(['Price', 'Quantity', 'Tax'])
  .setValue('Subtotal', state => {
    const [price, quantity, taxRate] = state.changes;
    if (!price.value || !quantity.value)
      return [0];

    let cost = price.value * quantity.value;

    const tax = taxRate.choice_name 
      ? parseInt(taxRate.choice_name) 
      : 0;

    if (taxRate.choice_name)
      cost += cost * (tax / 100);

    return [cost];

Creating a calculable column

Let’s place two fields, Discount and Grand total, at the bottom of the table.

To automatically calculate the Grand total (the total after the discount), use this code:

form.onChange(['Subtotal', 'Discount'])
  .setValue('Grand total', state => {
    const [cost, discount] = state.changes;

    const total = cost.sum * (1 - discount.value / 100);

    return [total];

Both pieces of code can work together, creating a chain of dependent fields.

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