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    Adding Variables in Javascript

    I created a function to add values that are entered into text boxes and then writes those added values to a text box in the parent document. Instead of adding the values it concatenates them and writes the concatenated numbers in the parent document. What am I doing wrong? Here is the function code:

    var addTotal = 0
    function updateParent(partAmt){
    var subTotal = 0

    subTotal = partAmt.value
    addTotal = addTotal+subTotal
    opener.document.transact.tot_pay.value = addTotal

    The 3 text boxes are coded like this:

    <input type="text" name="cc_amount" onBlur="updateParent(this)">
    <input type="text" name="ck_amount" onBlur="updateParent(this)">
    <input type="text" name="o_amount" onBlur="updateParent(this)">
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    Form values are strings; adding strings concatenates them. Try this:

    var addTotal = 0;
    function updateParent(partAmt) {
    addTotal += partAmt;
    opener.document.transact.tot_pay.value = addTotal;

    <input type="text" name="cc_amount" onBlur="updateParent(eval(this.value))">

    Might as well pass the number (eval()ed field value) since that's what your function needs.

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