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    Calculation Problem

    I have a table that I filter by month when loading a form. I'm having a problem with a specific field called Bal_fwd. If you look at my form you'll see that the first record has a GL/Code of "000" with a balance forward of 1758.87. I'm trying to set up a calculation to take that value as a starting point and as the user enters new transactions, create a formula that does the following:

    Bal_Fwd = Previous Bal_fwd - Chk_amt + Deposit

    If you look at my admin form the 1st 3 transactions are:
    1st record shows Beginning Balance of $1758.87
    2nd record shows a Deposit of $1000.00
    3rd record shows a check written for $262.76.

    Admin form should show
    Check_Amt Deposit Bal_Fwd
    1000.00 2758.87
    262.76 2496.11 and so forth

    I set up a spreadsheet in Excel to handle this however, I'd rather have her use this little app so that formulas will not be wiped out and data entry is easy and chance for errors are minimized.

    Can someone take a quick look at this and advise me as to how and where the calculation should go? I'm sure that this is probably easy to many of you however, I'm having a hard time with this techinique.


    Re: Calculation Problem

    If you have set up the calculation in the table field rules after there is existing data you will have to re-evaluate the field rules for the existing records.
    There can be only one.


      Re: Calculation Problem

      Hi Stan,

      I tried adding the calculation in the field rules of Bal_Fwd however I keep on getting a syntax error. I'm very weak on coding.

      The table fields involved are:
      1) Gl_Code xxx value of "000" Holds Beginning Balance for specific month
      2) Chk_Amt 7v2
      3) Deposit 7v2
      4) Bal_Fwd 7v2
      5) Open_Bal 7v2 Possible proposed field

      What code would handle the above?

      I thought about adding another field called Open_Bal and placing the value that currently exists in Bal_Fwd into it (for GL_Code "000". Then in the Bal_Fwd field rules enter the following calculation:


      What do you think?


        Re: Calculation Problem

        Perhaps previous() isn't the best choice. Check out this thread.
        There can be only one.