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how do I assign a numerical value to drop down list of text options?

Question asked by noformaltrainingbutilovethisstuff on May 25, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 2, 2017 by noformaltrainingbutilovethisstuff

hello, more experienced people than I.

 

I have drop down list of several options:

 

UNACCEPTABLE: Not prepared and does not manage time well.
NOVICE: Time-management and organizational skills can be improved.
COMPETENT: Demonstrates good time management and organizational skills .

PROFICIENT: Excellent time management and organizational skills throughout  clinical interactions, consistently focused on task at hand and prepared with all necessary tools and materials.

 

and I would like to be able to create a field that will automatically calculate a score, based on which of the above options were selected:

UNACCEPTABLE=.04
NOVICE: =.60
COMPETENT: =.75

PROFICIENT: =1.0

 

Any thoughts or suggestions on how I might be able to code this?

 

thanks in advance!

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