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  • decimal problem

    Hi,
    I am evaluating A5 but I have a problem. Please help me!!!
    When I use a look up table, if the number is with two decimals, then the result is the origin number times 100.

    For example; if my number is 23.50, and I call it by a look up table, then the result is 2350.00.

    My origin and result fields are Number type with 15 widht and 2 decimals.

    Where am I wrong? Should I always divide the result by 100?

    Birol

  • #2
    RE: decimal problem

    Birol, it shouldn't be necessary to have to divide the lookup value.

    Is it possible the receiving table has a field rule in place which is multiplying the lookup value?

    Is it possible you are looking up character string values and using an expression to convert to numeric? or vice versa? if so, perhaps your expression is mishandling the decimal.

    If you wish, you can attach a zipped copy of your database to a message in this forum. Then we could check it for you. There are size limits on the upload, so you may have to reduce the size of your tables before zipping them up.

    -- tom

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    • #3
      RE: decimal problem

      Dear Tom,
      Thank you very much for your answer, but none of them is valid for me.
      I am sending a zipped sample.

      There you can see the problem more clearly.

      In sales, section, if you try to enter a new record, you will see the problem.

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      • #4
        RE: decimal problem

        Birol,

        Sorry. Your sample works fine here.

        I'm using vers. 4.5 build 266 on a Windows 98SE system.

        Tested your form 'adasd' and your browse 'aaa'. Both work fine. If I add a new record to the Sales table, using the lookup to the Good table, the cost of the item is recorded correctly. Is there something else I should look for, or try?

        -- tom

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        • #5
          RE: decimal problem

          Birol,

          if you use comma as a decimal separator (if you're fm Europe), this is a known A5 bug, which as alleged will be fixed in A5V5.
          Otherwise I don't know what's happening.

          Ales

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          • #6
            RE: decimal problem

            Dear Ales,
            Yes you are right. I am from Europe -Turkey-

            If I try with point -not comma- then it is again wrong. If I write 67.87 it appears as 6787.00.

            I wish this bug will be fixed in version 5.

            Thank you very mucg for your help.

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            • #7
              RE: decimal problem

              Dear Tom,
              Thank you very much for your kind help.


              My version and operating systems are same with you.

              As Ales says, it should be a bug for European users.

              I am waiting version 5 to buy.

              Thanks

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              • #8
                RE: decimal problem

                Birol,

                yr whole system shd be set up for dot "." separator (not "comma", I mean also the default Windows settings) than it shd work properly.
                I'm fm Croatia and hv still difficult time to learn A5 - I'm using for long time A4.
                But evrybody says A5 is much better, so I'm forcing me too n don't give up.

                Ales

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