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  • Need Help With My Browse

    I am creating a browse and it is similar to the alpha sports browse in their invoice. I am trying to put my Discount rate in my browse instead of at the bottom. i want to be able to put discounts on the items separately instead of all together.

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    Re: Need Help With My Browse

    The Discount field on the AlphaSports invoice form is bound to a field in the invoice_header table. To have the discount apply to the line item and appear in the browse you will need to add a field to the invoice_items table, name it as you wish, and modify the browse. You will also need to modify the calculated field rule for the extension field to incorporate the discount.
    There can be only one.

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      Re: Need Help With My Browse

      ok ive done all the steps you said already except i cant seem to modify the discount rate for the extension. I went through as much as i could trying to find a calculation or expression for the extension and discount so that it would come out right but, I've had no success. do you know a expression that would make them work?

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      • #4
        Re: Need Help With My Browse

        In the field rules for the invoice_items table, extension is a calculated field with the expression

        QUANTITY*PRICE

        You need to modify that expression.

        If you will be entering the discount as a whole number ( 5 for 5%, 10 for 10%, etc) then I would think the expression would be

        QUANTITY*PRICE*(1-(Discount/100))
        There can be only one.

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          Re: Need Help With My Browse

          Thank you very much that did it your awesome

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          • #6
            Re: Need Help With My Browse

            Now that i have the discount in my browse bar I need to have it converted to dollars in a separate field, so that my customers can see how much of a discount they are getting. I need it to total all of the products that have a Discount.

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