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Calculation based on omitted record

Question asked by Stu412 on Jun 11, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 11, 2015 by Stu412

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Calculation based on omitted record

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Hi there

As a part of my simple-as-possible-for-users import routine, I need to import 90 records from an excel spreadsheet.  I import first to a checking area, and from there the user clicks 'Go' to import to the final data table.  The first record is a date header, along with other confusing things that I need to import, but don't want the user to see.

I need to use the date from the header on the remaining records for the final import and when the row is visible on my found set, the calculation I have in the date field for all the other records displays the date.  However, when it's hidden, the calculation obviously cannot calculate correctly which is a problem.  I need the date to be clearly visible to ensure users have no excuse for wrong entries!

I need to hide record 1, but calculate based on information within it for the main import.

I hope this makes sense, but I'm at the constraint of the import data initially and don't want users needing to change the Excel sheet.

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