2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 23, 2013 10:55 AM by schamblee

    Calculation Field?

    DorianAskew

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      Calculation Field?

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           How can I create a field in which I can enter any value, but also performs a calculation?

           For example:

           I Enter the value 10, but the field has a calculation to subtract 2 from whatever I enter, leaving the same field as showing 8?

        • 1. Re: Calculation Field?
          philmodjunk

               Open Manage | Database | Fields. Define or select a field of type number.

               Double click it to open field options

               Click the Auto-enter tab

               Select the calculation option

               enter this calculation expression: self - 2

               Click OK

               Clear the "Do not replace existing value" check box.

               Note: in some situations, you simply can't do this and get everything that you need. Sometimes there's no alternative to using two fields, one for entering a value and one for performing the calculation. In such cases, you can often set up your layout such that your two fields look and function as though they are one field.

          • 2. Re: Calculation Field?
            schamblee

                 You can use an Auto-Enter Calculation.  Check "calculated value", enter self-2 as the calculation, and then uncheck "Do not replace existing value of field"