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  • argument is incorrect data type

    I have several formulas programmed in my payroll program, some of which show "argument is incorrect data type" as I scroll the cursor down through the list of calculations, although the calculations appear to work properly. I read the thread concerning this type of error and it ended with an explanation that it had been corrected in build 3379. I am using build 3509. An example: ROUND(Calc->Regular Gross+Calc->Otgross+Calc->Prevwageregtot+Calc->Prevwageottot,2)
    Since it seems to work, even with the error message, I thought you may like to know about it.

  • #2
    Re: argument is incorrect data type

    Hi Howard,

    "The current Alpha Five Version 10 build is 2659_3515 (released on 26 DEC 2009 12:04 PM)"
    I cant see a build for 3379 and there is no mention of this being an issue in any other build.
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert

    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!


    • #3
      Re: argument is incorrect data type

      Keith, I don't know where I got that build # from but I just opened V10 and found Version 10, Build 2659 and System Addin build 3515. Sorry for the confusion, but I still question the "Incorrect data type" messages I am getting. Could it be because the calculation is contained within a "ROUND" set of parenthesis?


      • #4
        Re: argument is incorrect data type

        Probably a timing issue in the calculated field editor. You don't say what the name of the result of the calculation is assigned to, and I'm not sure in what order Alpha resolves them but to render

        something = ROUND(Calc->Regular Gross+Calc->Otgross+Calc->Prevwageregtot+Calc->Prevwageottot,2)

        Alpha must resolve four other calculated fields first.

        I'll bet if you substitute the calculation for Calc->Regular Gross in place of the calculated field name, etc for the other three, the calculated field builder won't show the error/message.
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: argument is incorrect data type

          Stan, I did it that way to keep it simple. Substituting the other calcs would make this formula very long, but it is worth a try. This is not the only calc that demonstrates this problem. I didn't want to spend a lot of time on it because the calcs are coming out correctly. Also, to Keith, the reference I previously made to build 3379 came from a long thread that I found when searching for an answer to this problem. I tried to search again so I could give you a reference but had no luck finding the same thread again. I was working in the V10 forum so I assumed that the answer referred to V10. Obviously it did not. I am having a lot of trouble updating this program due to withholding changes by IRS and it may be that I am using V10 as well as Windows 7 at the same time and I am not sure which program may be giving me trouble. The program has been running perfectly fine for YEARS until I updated the withholding formulas.