Formula Builder screen

Lets you configure a formula to do math calculations for your eForm and it's form controls..

Figure: Formula Builder screen

Formula Builder screen

Video: Configure Math Calculations on an eForm


How to Start

  1. Open eForm Builder.

    For information about how to open this screen, refer to eForm Builder screen.

    Eform Builder screen
  2. On the Advanced Controls tab, drag a Formula Formula icon form control onto your eForm.

    Formula Form Control
  3. Complete the fields as necessary.

    Genearl tab
  4. On the eForm Builder screen, click the Formula form control, and click Formula.

    Click Formula icon


Field Name Definition


Specifies the formula with the form control, functions, and logical operators to run in the eForm.
Accepted Values:
  • A valid formula or expression.

    You can create a formula or expression using function, operators, fileds, and process data variables.

Default Value:

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Specifies the form control or token to associate with the formula.
Accepted Values:
A valid form control or token from the list.
Default Value:
  • user:username
  • user:domainname
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Specifies the operator to use in the formula.
Accepted Values:
  • +
  • -
  • *
  • /
  • %
  • <=
  • <
  • >=
  • >
  • !=
  • =
  • &&
  • ||
Default Value:
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Shows the list of keywords to use in the formula to show specific values on the eForm.
Accepted Values:
  • randomstring - Let's you use a random alphanumeric string on the eForm which can be used to validate the form user.
  • now - Let's you use the current day in the formula.
  • days - Let's you use the current day as a number. For example, Sunday is 0, Monday is 1 and so on.
  • months - Let's you use the month in the formula.
  • years- Let's you use the year in the formula.
Default Value:
  • randomstring
  • now
  • days
  • months
  • years


Shows the list of functions to use in the formula to do specific actions on the eForm.
Accepted Values:
  • datediff - Gets the difference in hours, minutes, seconds, days, weeks, or months between two dates.
  • sum - Gives the sum of a group of numbers.
  • dow - Gets the number of week days from a specified date.
  • instr - Searches a string for a substring using characters and returns the position in the string that is the first character of a specified occurrence of the substring.
  • lowerstr - Changes the capital letters of a specified string expression to small letters.
  • upperstr - Changes the small letters of a specified string expression to capital letters.
  • substr - Gives the characters in a string that starts at the specified location, and ends at the specified number of characters.
  • if - Specifies an if condition.
  • decimal - Gives a number in decimal format.
Default Value:
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