- If you have selected formula as your question type, you will enter your formula in the "
**Formula**" field, located in the**Scripting and More tab**of the eForm Editor. - Formulas are especially useful in
**scored forms**, where the final score for the form is the sum, average, etc. of the points accrued while the patient is completing the form.

### Generating a total score:

For example, if you were using the PHQ-9 questionnaire, you could put all of your questions into a section called "**phq9q**" and then use the following formula to calculate the sum of all of the **scores** in that section:

`ScriptUtil.sum(phq9Q)`

Copy Rule### Display a formula result:

If you would like to display the value calculated by your formula you can do so by adding "**$$**" to the "**Caption**" field (in the General tab). You can also use the "**$$**" in the "Custom Note" field (in the Note Formatting tab) if you don't want to display the value to the patient but would like to capture it in the patient chart.

### More resources:

To learn how to **round your formula answers** to the nearest digit, please refer to: "Limiting the Number of Decimal Places in Formula Calculations".

For **more examples** of possible score calculations and more advanced scripting articles, please refer to: