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Update existing value in hidden field?


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I'm new to JavaScript in Caspio, and I've hit a wall.

On an update web form, I'm trying to add a user-supplied value (User_rating) to an existing value in a hidden field (Total_rating).

I've got the calculation working, but only when "Total_rating" is a visible text field.

The script automatically plugs in the sum before it jumps to the destination page. That's the part I'd like to hide behind the scenes.

This is based on Caspio's posted Calculator JavaScript, but I think Step 4 is where the problem is.

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript"> 

function calculate()

{ 
//Step 1 Get User_rating value
var user = parseFloat(document.getElementById('caspioform').EditRecordUser_rating.value); 
   
//Step 2 Get Total_rating value
var total = parseFloat(document.getElementById('caspioform').EditRecordTotal_rating.value); 

//Step 3 Add User_rating to Total_rating
var newtotal = (user + total); 

//Step 4 Update Total_rating
document.getElementById('caspioform').EditRecordTotal_rating.value = Math.round(newtotal);

} 

//Step 5 Calculate
document.getElementById('caspioform').onsubmit=calculate; 

</SCRIPT> 
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Hi,

The hidden field has the same element id on the page. To make sure you can check its id by looking at the source code of the page. So grab the DataPage URL from deployment wizard, open in a browser and view source. Then look for the Total_rating and find its id.

Cheers,

Cricket

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You may try using  Calculated Value on this. As Caspio release new features, this includes the calculated value. Calculated Value is a form element that allows you to generate calculations which you can use for your total rating. 

Check these videos for more information:

I hope this helps!

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