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    Copy calculated value

    Is it possible to automatically copy the value of a calculated field to a blank field within the same table? I checked this board and the help files and I'm getting nowhere. Any ideas??


    :: Data solutions - one pixel at the time ::

    Re: Copy calculated value

    Hi Erwin,

    Isn't that another calculated field with the value of the other field?
    Keith Hubert
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      Re: Copy calculated value

      Hi Keith,

      I don't know how another calc field could work. I'm more inclined to believe that a script is required. Something that places the record in change mode, copies the calc value to the table field, ends the change mode and saves the record.
      Maybe I have been playing around with this for too long and simply cannot see the answer! But thanks for your reply!! It's possible that someone out there just has the answer I need.

      :: Data solutions - one pixel at the time ::


        Re: Copy calculated value

        You haven't given many details. You want the value in a calculated field placed in another field? Doesn't seem to make much sense unless you don't want the destination field to be calculated and want to perform some other manipulation.

        It seems likely that this would take place on a form. The code to take a value in any form field object and copy it to another form field object, assuming the same data type, is

        destinationobjectname.value = sourceobjectname.value

        Unless you have set record change restrictions the form will enter change mode on execution of this line.

        Not sure what you mean by automatically. Since you can't directly change the value of a calculated field you could code the onchange event of one of the fields involved in its calculated expression.
        There can be only one.


          Re: Copy calculated value

          Originally posted by Erwin Sommer View Post
          Is it possible to automatically copy the value of a calculated field to a blank field within the same table?
          I'll add my point of uncertainty also. ".... within the same table" does not necessarily mean within the same record.
          I'm more inclined to believe that a script is required.
          If it involves a different record in the table, yes this will need a script. Otherwise within the same record, what others have said.
          Mike W
          "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"


            Re: Copy calculated value

            Thanks Mike and Stan. I should have been more specific in my original note. Stan, you are right. The copy action occurs within the same record on a form. I need the grand total of the record (now a calculated field) copied to a non-calculated field on the same form. One way to do this is of course manually enter the calc value into the non-calc field. However, I'm trying to avoid this extra step if at all possible. Stan, I also tried your formula and I'm getting error messages, saying that it cannot find the calc field.

            :: Data solutions - one pixel at the time ::


              Re: Copy calculated value

              Since you didn't provide an example of what you have and what you tried, here's my example, hoping it is somewhat similar.
              There can be only one.


                Re: Copy calculated value


                Your formula DOES work!!!!!!!!!!!!! My appologies! When I tried your formula this morning, I was still half asleep. On rechecking it now, I realized that I didn't key in the calc field name properly. Once corrected, it worked like a charm.
                Stan, thanks a lot for your time and effort. It's much appreciated.

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