Calc vs AutoEnterCalc + No-mod Option

Discussion created by BruceRobertson on Oct 22, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 13, 2012 by flusheddata

Generally for calc fields I make them standard calc fields.


But I have been wondering - where does auto-enter + prohibit modification fit in?


For the sake of discussion let's use something really simple like Extended Price


UnitPrice x Qty


Would there be any benefit from setting this up instead as an Auto-enter calc using the "prohibit modfication" option.


One benefit I see for the straight-calc method is that if you ever decide you need to change the calc expression, then all values will be automatically calculated when you exit define Field.


What is the use case for auto-enter + prohibit modification?