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Calculations

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I am trying to set up a field to calculate overtime pay and include it in the earnings for our payroll file. I made a field called Overtime Pay and I put in the calculation of =(.5*Wage Rate)*Overtime. Unfortunately, when I tried to use it, the field only shows 0 even when there is a value of 28 hours in the Overtime field. I do not understand why it is not calculating the fields, is there another way that I can write the equation? Or can you tell me the exact steps I need to take to make the field calculate: half of the Wage Rate times Overtime?

Howdy MarieMinga,

Welcome to the forum.

Things to check:

1. Is the field a "Calculation" field as defined under Manage Database?

2. If so, did you check the box that says "Do Not Store..."

3. Are all the fields in question from the same table?

4. If not, can you put all the fields on the layout and see values for them all (i.e. are your relationships formed correctly)?

Let us know!