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  • Adding a calculated data column to a table

    Since upgrading to Excel 2007 I have had problems using Print to Excel - I get the message ‘Excel found unreadable content’ and I find data missing in the excel report. I have seen some posts on this problem and the comment that the excel driver does not work and that that the Alpha5 excel export should be used with the data in tables.
    I have columns in my reports that put $amounts into months using calculated expressions. If I have this same data in a table how can I add columns to the table and then use expressions in the same way as the report editor to put the $ amounts into columns based on the txdate.
    Help is appreciated here
    David

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    Re: Adding a calculated data column to a table

    David

    You can make another table and append the records from the passive linked table into the new table.

    Within the append you can match field to field, or field to expression ( same expression as in the calculated field

    hope that helps
    Al Buchholz
    Bookwood Systems, LTD
    Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

    Occam's Razor - KISS
    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
    Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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      Re: Adding a calculated data column to a table

      Thanks Al - Am I on the right track here. I created a new table, (using Billexpenseline.dbf ) I edited the structure so that I can add a field for my Months column (called it Feb) Then Append matching fields until I get to Feb where I use Expression and enter the expressions used in the report editor – actually there were 3
      YearNbr = year(txndate)
      MonthNbr=month(txndate)
      Month 02=if(calc->MOnthNbr=2,Expenselineamount,0)
      Now I have the following problems
      The Expression Builder says this is an invalid or incomplete expression
      And the Append says – Variable append.m_exp1 expression – Field not recognised – which of course it would not as the expression builder say it was invalid

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        Re: Adding a calculated data column to a table

        Originally posted by Davidafp View Post
        MonthNbr=month(txndate)
        Month 02=if(calc->MOnthNbr=2,Expenselineamount,0)
        very close - use

        if(month(txndate)=2,Expenselineamount,0)
        Al Buchholz
        Bookwood Systems, LTD
        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

        Occam's Razor - KISS
        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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          Re: Adding a calculated data column to a table

          Thanks Al- as always you deliver the answers
          David

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