View Full Version : How to de-select radio button on running total form?

07-08-2008, 03:57 AM
Hi I am using this form but it won't de-select the radio buttons when making a new selection.

function calculateTotal(inputItem) {
with (inputItem.form) {
// Process each of the different input types in the form.
if (inputItem.type == "radio") { // Process radio buttons.
// Subtract the previously selected radio button value from the total.
calculatedTotal.value = eval(calculatedTotal.value) - eval(previouslySelectedRadioButton.value);
// Save the current radio selection value.
previouslySelectedRadioButton.value = eval(inputItem.value);
// Add the current radio button selection value to the total.
calculatedTotal.value = eval(calculatedTotal.value) + eval(inputItem.value);
} else { // Process check boxes.
if (inputItem.checked == false) { // Item was uncheck. Subtract item value from total.
calculatedTotal.value = eval(calculatedTotal.value) - eval(inputItem.value);
} else { // Item was checked. Add the item value to the total.
calculatedTotal.value = eval(calculatedTotal.value) + eval(inputItem.value);

// Total value should never be less than 0.
if (calculatedTotal.value < 0) {

// Return total value.

// Format a value as currency.
function formatCurrency(num) {
num = num.toString().replace(/\$|\,/g,'');
num = "0";
sign = (num == (num = Math.abs(num)));
num = Math.floor(num*100+0.50000000001);
cents = num%100;
num = Math.floor(num/100).toString();
cents = "0" + cents;
for (var i = 0; i < Math.floor((num.length-(1+i))/3); i++)
num = num.substring(0,num.length-(4*i+3)) + ',' + num.substring(num.length-(4*i+3));
return (((sign)?'':'-') + '$' + num + '.' + cents);

// This function initialzes all the form elements to default values.
function InitForm() {
// Reset values on form.
// Set all checkboxes and radio buttons on form to unchecked.
for (i=0; i < document.selectionForm.elements.length; i++) {
if (document.selectionForm.elements[i].type == 'checkbox' | document.selectionForm.elements[i].type == 'radio') {
document.selectionForm.elements[i].checked = false;

It says previouslySelectedRadioButton.value = eval(inputItem.value);
how do I change that it won't keep the previously selected radio button?

Thanks not knowing anything about javascript I am learning php.

07-08-2008, 05:16 AM
Please show us the markups (HTML) that is related to this script.

07-08-2008, 10:04 AM
1. As rangana pointed out you should provide either the full page source or a link to your page.

2. In your JavaScript code the eval function used in an incorrect manner (I think). eval is a core function of JavaScript which evaluates a string of JavaScript code and execute that. In your case I think you are looking for a method using which you can convert a string into numerical type which can be achieved using parseInt or parseFloat functions. It is better to avoid the usage of eval function unless it can't be avoided.

3. Have a look at the way you can handle the radio button using the following link:
Evaluates a string of JavaScript code


Hope this helps.