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    I am trying to caluclate the total for a report that I am writing and I cannot seem to figure what sections to put in the total function. Let me explain the report.

    The report shows truckloads of lumber that have been deliverd, when they've been delievered, where the lumber came from, and what was delieverd. They layout of the report is as such.

    Place #1 that the lumber came from
    -Destination #1 that is was delieverd
    --Date #1
    ----Species #1 of Load #1
    ----Species #2 of Load #1
    ---Load #2 of Date #1
    ---- Load #2 Species
    --Date #2
    -Destination #2 of lumber from Place#1
    Place #2

    It's a fairly detailed report. The report works fine. The data is split up using Groups, and sub-report in the footer of of the Tract.

    The Subreport cycles through the Species, and displays all species type used in the Tract. It does this. The problem that I am having is with the total function.

    I need the total amount of lumber delievered for each species from each tract.

    I've spent close to 3 hours redesiging the report, cycleing through combinations and I'm stuck. I have no idea why I can't get this total function to calculate.

    I can get running totals, and such but no total. I have attached a picture showing the report layout. Each group breaks on a change in it's "group Name" so Group "Cutting_Date" breaks on each change in the Cutting_Date.

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    RE: Report - Total Function

    I am not sure, you may be able to get your total in one of the standard ways in spite of your efforts. But if not, try something along the lines of the following:

    Create some calculated fields, maybe one for each species (?). Somthing like:

    Pine_count = If(species = "pine",1,0)
    Oak_count = If(species = "oak",1,0)
    and so on.

    Then do another calculated total field for each species in the appropriate group. Something like:

    Total(Calc-"Pine_Count,GRP-"[whatever the group is])
    Total(Calc-"Oak_Count,GRP-"[whatever the group is])

    Put the calc field totals in the group section of the report.

    But again, I am not sure you need to resort to something like this. It would help if you could post a small sample of your DB.

    Ray Lyons