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  • Report calc total field not providing correct value

    Please see attached DB. Please see Billing_Records-PtInfo.Set, Client Bill report based on this set, and Code xSelectClient.

    The code allows the user to select specific clients and/or dates, then places the records that qualify into the Billing_Records table. If you leave the date fields blank and choose, for example, client "Steven N Test" all records for this client are chosen and a client bill is generated (by Pcode). You can see by the test fields in the report, that the total Charge and total Payment (based on the Records table which is part of the set) do not correctly reflect the data.

    Why do these calculated fields produce the wrong result?

    tot_records_Charge_for_Pcode = total(records->Charge,grp->Pcode,grp->detail)

    tot_records_Payment_for_Pcode = total(records->Payment,grp->Pcode,grp->detail)

    I hope that this short description is enough info. Any help, greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Report calc total field not providing correct value

    Steven,

    What's a "Pcode"? If this is an identifier for the patient, then I suggest you simplify your report design by eliminating all group breaks except for PCode.

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    • #3
      Re: Report calc total field not providing correct value

      Originally posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post
      Steven,

      What's a "Pcode"? If this is an identifier for the patient, then I suggest you simplify your report design by eliminating all group breaks except for PCode.
      The report needs to be grouped by patient (last,first, intial) AND by the provider (pcode) who provided services. The records are linked by RECID which is a unique identifier for each patient. The problem still remains with the calc total based upon the RECORDS table.

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      • #4
        Re: Report calc total field not providing correct value

        Hi Steven,

        Pesonally I would design the report with the summary values in a footer area.

        I'm sure you know that if you drag a field into a footer area and get the choice to save as a total, once saved, it can then be used in another band.
        Regards
        Keith Hubert
        Alpha Guild Member
        London.
        KHDB Management Systems
        Skype = keith.hubert


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

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        • #5
          Re: Report calc total field not providing correct value

          Steven,

          Given your initial set structure if I wanted to see the charges and payments summed for a specific provider and a specific patient, I'd use different group breaks. I'd break first on the provider code (pcode), and then on the patient identifier (recid). Example attached, see TomsRpt. If this isn't your goal, please give us a narrative description of what it is you want the report to show.

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          • #6
            Re: Report calc total field not providing correct value

            Steven, here's a better example.

            TomsRpt sums patients for each provider.

            TomsRpt2 sums providers for each patient.

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            • #7
              Re: Report calc total field not providing correct value

              Looks like we are of like minds Tom.

              Here's my contribution.
              Regards
              Keith Hubert
              Alpha Guild Member
              London.
              KHDB Management Systems
              Skype = keith.hubert


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

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              • #8
                Re: Report calc total field not providing correct value

                Right, Keith.

                Let's hope Steven gets back to the message board to let us know how things turn out.

                Regards,

                -- tom

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                • #9
                  Re: Report calc total field not providing correct value

                  Tom and Keith,

                  Thanks so much for your help and insight. Can either of you explain to me why changing the report breaks effects the outcome in this way. Specifically, I don't grasp how first sorting by provider and then by patient versus the other way around results in the correct totals given that the report breaks, I assume, act like a filter?

                  Also, how do you create those screen thumb nails and then place them into the message. I know I can hit PrtScr and then paste that into a file, but that's not a thumbnail.

                  Thanks again. (It was a long day and I didn't have time to look at this earlier. Sorry I didn't let you know this morning that it wouldn't be until tonight that I'd be able to review your responses.)
                  Last edited by shapse; 05-03-2010, 08:59 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Report calc total field not providing correct value

                    Hi Steven,
                    I know I can hit PrtScr and then paste that into a file, but that's not a thumbnail.
                    What I do is cut the area of importance, paste into a new file and save as PNG. Just upload it the same as the zip file you did before.
                    I assume, act like a filter?
                    I would say, rather like an internal sort than a filter.
                    I don't grasp how first sorting by provider and then by patient versus the other way around
                    Steven, in my mind the logic is quite straight forward, the patient could be one of many to the Provider and it is the patient info that you are interested in, which goes in the detail section. Therefore the Provider goes on the outside of the group. Hope that makes sense!!!
                    Regards
                    Keith Hubert
                    Alpha Guild Member
                    London.
                    KHDB Management Systems
                    Skype = keith.hubert


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

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                    • #11
                      Re: Report calc total field not providing correct value

                      Keith,

                      Thanks. (What are you doing answering posts at 2:30 AM GMT? :) )

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                      • #12
                        Re: Report calc total field not providing correct value

                        Steven, here's my take on what you were seeing. In your original report you grouped by lastname, then you grouped by firstname, then you grouped by middle, and finally by provider. This might make sense if providers were linked to patients through the patient middle name, but they're not. Your set linked provider to patient through the RecId field. I wasn't surprised to see that Alpha had trouble matching providers to patients. Your set tells it to use RecId, but your report said to use the middle name.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Report calc total field not providing correct value

                          Tom,

                          Thanks for your reply. That makes sense, though I believe I experimented with a report using RecID and then Provider (Pcode) which produced the same wrong result. I'll check this out later today. The only arrangement that seems to produce the correct totals is making the first report break Pcode and the second either RecID or Last/First/Initial.

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