I want to assign a specific value for when a dropdown selection was made for a column.

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If I wanted to assign a specific value for when a dropdown selection was made for a column, what formula should I use. I'm trying to assign a point-value in a separate column that is dependent on the selection made from a dropdown item in another column. For instance, say in a form the user selects a fixed radio button, but I'm wanted to assign a specific number point system to each drop-down option so I can give a score at the end.

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  • Nick Korna
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    Hi @KarenTF,

    You can do this with a nested IF statement. As a basic example, if you had a dropdown with options A, B, C and wanted to assign them points values of 1, 2, 3 respectively, you would use the following formula in your points column:

    =IF([Radio selection]@row = "A", 1, IF([Radio selection]@row = "B", 2, IF([Radio selection]@row = "C", 3)))

    If you have multiple instances of this then you could then use a SUM formula to get the total at the end.

    Hopefully this points you in the right direction, but if you've more specifics or have any problems/questions then just post!

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  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @KarenTF

    I hope you're well and safe!

    You could use Workflows with the change a cell Action option or formula.

    Can you share some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help.

    Would any of those options work/help?

    I hope that helps!

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  • Nick Korna
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    Hi @KarenTF,

    You can do this with a nested IF statement. As a basic example, if you had a dropdown with options A, B, C and wanted to assign them points values of 1, 2, 3 respectively, you would use the following formula in your points column:

    =IF([Radio selection]@row = "A", 1, IF([Radio selection]@row = "B", 2, IF([Radio selection]@row = "C", 3)))

    If you have multiple instances of this then you could then use a SUM formula to get the total at the end.

    Hopefully this points you in the right direction, but if you've more specifics or have any problems/questions then just post!

  • KarenTF
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    Thanks Nick! This is what I was needing, just missing the quotation marks!

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