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    Report Calc error Question

    I have a newly created Report that has several Calculated field. The Calc is asking for 50 percent of a field value. For example, Payment*.50 -- 25.00 is reporting 12.00, 99.00 is reporting 49.00. Every occurance that would be a fraction is rounding down. It is only occuring in this report.
    I have checked all my setting and everything appears correct. Is there something in Report properties that I have done that is causing this? My other reports work fine.

    RE: Report Calc error Question

    I just noticed that the Calculations that are rounding down are in and "if" function. I have the Calc field set to 7 with 2 decimals.
    So it seems to come down to this, if I am correct.
    I need to increase the number of decimal positions inside the function. How do I do this.
    Thanks again


      RE: Report Calc error Question

      Please post your calculation expression. Maybe something in there will help someone figure out what's going on.


        RE: Report Calc error Question


        This might seem very elmentary, but did you try increasing the dccimal positions on the fields properties? It seems to me that a calculation will cary the decimals to however many is possible but only show the number of decimals as indicated in the field's properties. I don't think you need to indicate the # of decimals in the formula but then I'm not an expert.

        Hope this helps.

        TYVM :) kenn

        Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.


          RE: Report Calc error Question

          Good thought Ken, but he says that the result evaluates to two decimals. I could understand it 99.00 evaluated to 49, but not 49.00.
          There can be only one.


            RE: Report Calc error Question

            Here it is;

            Yes, I have checked all the property places and decimal settings.

            If I use the Supbill->Ty_Pay*.50 outside the IF statement it calcs correctly.


              RE: Report Calc error Question

              Do you mean if you alter the calculated field that is doing the rounding to eliminate the if statements, it calculates correctly?

              Or, do you mean that you have set up a second field without the if statements that calculates correctly?


                RE: Report Calc error Question

                Or, do you mean that you have set up a second field without the if statements that calculates correctly?

                Yes, a new field without he if statement calc correctly.

                I think I tried editing the IF statement with the same result, but I will try again to see what occurs.


                  RE: Report Calc error Question

                  Further fooling around shows that either half of the statement calcs correctly without the .OR. With the .OR. it rounds down.

                  So now How do I rewrite to the statement to get the same result?



                    RE: Report Calc error Question

                    I can't see anything wrong here unless the .50 causes a problem.

                    Have you tried






                    They all should be equivalent. Who knows.
                    There can be only one.


                      RE: Report Calc error Question

                      You could try it a couple of different ways.



                      if(condition1 .or. condition2,field*.5,0)

                      I think the syntax is correct on those. Substitute your conditions and field names and see what happens.


                        RE: Report Calc error Question

                        Thanks to all--
                        This one works:


                          RE: Report Calc error Question

                          The .OR. should be incorporated into the expression portion of the if statement. A rewrite of that statement that could work is:

                          if(Supbill->Therp1=2, Supbill->Ty_Pay* .50, if(Supbill->Therp2=2, Supbill->Ty_Pay* .50, 0))

                          One could also use:

                          if(Supbill->Therp1=2 .OR. Supbill->Therp2=2, Supbill->Ty_Pay*.50, 0)