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  • Form - Calculated Field

    I try to have the total of a field on a form. It must be filtered by another field which is a logical field. The form is from set. The logical field is in the parent table and the field to be totaled is in a one-to-many child table. As the person who operates the form set the checkbox for the logical field to .t. the total must be adjusted accordingly and vice versa.

    Please help

  • #2
    Re: Form - Calculated Field

    If you furnish sample data in a copy of your database we can help you more quickly. The message board supports attachments to reply posts, using the "Go Advanced" button that is available when you begin a post or reply.

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      Re: Form - Calculated Field

      Attached is the database. The form to work on is the employer payments form.
      Thanks

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      • #4
        Re: Form - Calculated Field

        Hi,

        the embedded browse in your form employer payments indicate the wrong paid field

        EMPLOYER_INVOICES->PAID

        should be

        Month_Dues->Paid

        The calculation field is working well.

        BTW, I don't understand your link fields, so the browse rows switched, when I clicked on the "wrong" paid field. I didn't check this issue. But I changed the linking fields here for testing: employer_invoice.Invoice_Id to month_dues.Invoice_ID.

        Cornelius

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        • #5
          Re: Form - Calculated Field

          Hello Corelius,

          The db I downloaded had MONTH_DUES->PAID as the browse column not
          EMPLOYER_INVOICES->PAID as your post suggests. Possibly a misinterpretation of what you meant on my part?

          Maybe if you have time you could post your modified db for Norman and others to review.

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          • #6
            Re: Form - Calculated Field

            Sorry, I download the sample once again, the embedded browse in the form indicate the right field now. May be I misinterpreted my changes.

            But what I did
            1. Change the linking field, because in case you change the record in month_dues, you will recalculate the linking field "Invoice_link", then the child record lost the invoice header. See field rules:
            month_dues->invoice_link calculated COMPANY_NAME+"/"+INVOICE_DUE_DATE
            month_dues->invoice_due_date calculated MONTH_END(DATE())+1

            The date() function will change the linking field one month later.

            2. Change total formular:
            total(if(month_Dues->Paid=.t.,Month_Dues->Due_Amount,0),grp->EMPLOYER_INVOICES)

            3. At the beginning, I changed the formular like that:
            total(if(month_Dues->Paid=.t.,Month_Dues->Due_Amount,-1),grp->EMPLOYER_INVOICES)
            But the result didn't indicate negativ number, so I delete the paid field and put it again in the embedded brose, now the negativ number indicated, that the field was related.

            HTH, see my zip file

            Cornelius

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