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Recalculate total of 52 fields on a form

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  • Recalculate total of 52 fields on a form

    This is probably not exactly code archive material, but it took me hours to figure it out without finding any examples in here.

    I used a naming convention on this form for my numeric fields so income amounts start with i_, deductions with d_ and expenses with e_.
    I use this 1 record to create a template table with a fixed number of records for each of the fields on this form. That table is easy to total, but this one was not if changes were made here after posting the template.


    dim tbl as p
    dim vList as c
    dim iList as c
    dim eList as c
    dim dList as c
    dim totded as n = 0
    dim totexp as n = 0
    dim totinc as n = 0
    dim vTotal as n = 0
    tbl = table.current()
    vlist = a5_get_fieldnames(tbl.name_get())
    dList = *for_each(foo,foo.value,vlist,left(foo.value,2)="d_")
    'remove the 2 char fields that use this naming convention
    dlist = word_remove(dlist,2)
    dlist = word_remove(dlist,3)
    eList = *for_each(foo,foo.value,vlist,left(foo.value,2)="e_")
    iList = *for_each(foo,foo.value,vlist,left(foo.value,2)="i_")
    for each fld in iList
        totinc = totinc+eval("tbl."+fld.value)
    for each fld in dList
        totded = totded+eval("tbl."+fld.value)
    for each fld in eList
        totexp = totexp+eval("tbl."+fld.value)
    TOTAL_INC.value = totinc
    TOTAL_DED.value = totded
    TOTAL_AGI.value = totinc - totded
    TOTAL_EXP.value = totexp
    vTotal = totinc - (totded+totexp)
    net_inc.value = vTotal
    updated.value = date()
    Hope someone finds this useful!
    Last edited by MoGrace; 10-12-2018, 08:47 PM.

    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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    Re: Recalculate total of 52 fields on a form


    What a beautiful, clean, easy to read form. Outstanding!! Love it!!

    Oh, and I think the way you are working with the data is brilliant!

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Alpha Anywhere v3.5
    Version 12.3, Build 2999
    MySql56 & DBF's

    Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

    Ron Anusiewicz


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      Re: Recalculate total of 52 fields on a form

      Thanks Ron, you may have noticed the footprint of a few others I have gleaned from here else I never would have figured it out.

      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford