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  • calulated field rounding off

    I have a calulated field for sales tax and since my state uses rates that are 4 numbers before decimal point I get numbers like that for the calulation. How can I get that rounded off to the nearest cent?

  • #2
    Re: calulated field rounding off

    ROUND()

    Syntax

    Rounded_Number as N = ROUND( Number as N, Decimal_Places as N )

    Argument
    Description

    Number
    A number.

    Decimal_Places
    A integer number greater than or equal to zero.


    Description

    ROUND() returns a Number rounded off to the specified number of Decimal_Places. If you round to zero Decimal_Places, an integer is returned.

    Supported By

    Alpha Five Version 5 and Above

    Examples

    round(2.1234,2) -> 2.12

    round(SALARY/52,2) -> 490.38, if SALARY contains 25500
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: calulated field rounding off

      Ok so I have a formula for this calulated field as follows
      calc->Salestax*calc->Subtotal

      So I am assuming I will add

      round(2.1234,2) -> 2.12


      to that formula.
      Since I use the genie to do most of my work, I don't know how to combine both of these into one. I tried putting it at the end but that doesn't work.
      Please help

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      • #4
        Re: calulated field rounding off

        round(calc->Salestax*calc->Subtotal,2)

        as another calculated field or as the expression whatever calculated field you have now.
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: calulated field rounding off

          depending on requirements you may also need to round_up() or round_down().

          Round_down()/round_dn() does not work in v7 so here is the intrals of an alternative udf

          Code:
          dim nu as n
          dim ans as n
          nu = 21257.6936548
          ans = round_down(nu,2)
          
          ?ans
          = 21257.6936548
          
          'changed
          ans = rdown(nu,2)
          
          ?ans
          = 21257.69
          Code:
          FUNCTION rdown AS N (numbers AS N, d as n )
          dim x as c
          dim ct as n
          dim themod as n
          dim themodc as c 
          dim themodx as n
          dim numbersx as n
          numbers = round(numbers,d+1)
          themod = mod(numbers,1)
          numbersx = numbers - themod
          themodc = alltrim(str(themod,20,10))
          themodc = left(themodc,d+2)
          themodx = val(themodc) 
          x = str(numbers,20,10)
          x = alltrim(x)
          ct =len(x) 
          rdown = numbersx + themodx
          END FUNCTION
          Hope it helps.


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          Last edited by DaveM; 10-15-2009, 01:32 PM.
          Dave Mason
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          Skype is dave.mason46

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